November 9, 2017

Tree Lighting Ceremony Kicks Off Season of Thanksgiving, Nov. 19, 4:30 pm

November 9, 2017

NORTHAMPTON – The trees in the Healing Garden at Cooley Dickinson Hospital will again be aglow this late fall and winter with lights remembering and honoring friends, family and neighbors. Through a donation of $15 or more per individual, community members can designate a light in memory or in honor of a loved one in the annual Trees of Love & Thanksgiving.

Through a donation of $15 or more per individual, community members can designate a light in honor or memory of someone through the Friends of Cooley Dickinson’s annual Trees of Love & Thanksgiving. This year funds will support pediatric rehabilitation services, providing specialized equipmentTrees of Love and Thanksgiving for children with developmental delays or who are recovering from injuries. In addition, funds will again provide infant car beds, which are critical to ensuring the safe transport of underweight babies. This year’s fundraising goal is $15,000.

Over more than two decades, Trees of Love campaigns have raised more than $300,000, providing funding for pediatric rooms in the hospital’s Emergency Department, an infusion bay in the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson, and 3D mammography.

A lighting ceremony will be held Sunday, Nov. 19, at 4:30 pm in the Healing Garden.  A reception will follow in the Kittredge Surgery Center Waiting Area located at the North Entrance. Light refreshments will be served as the Horse Mountain Jazz Band performs.

Those wishing to donate can pick up a form at any hospital information desk or download a form here.  In addition to lights on the trees in the Healing Garden, names of those being honored and remembered are posted in the corridor adjacent to the Hospital’s Main Lobby.

Trees of Love & Thanksgiving is a project of the Friends of Cooley Dickinson, formerly the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Auxiliary, and Cooley Dickinson’s Pastoral Care department.