December 3, 2017 marks the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation’s 15th annual Tree of Lights Celebration. Each year, this celebration raises funds through the purchase of a light in our tree in memory or in honour of a loved one.
The festivities will include our tree lighting ceremony at 6 p., followed by cookies and hot chocolate, as well as hot dogs barbequed by our hospital’s CEO, Frank Vassallo. Carols, led by the North Grenville Concert Choir, will be sung throughout the evening. The celebration will take place in the Heart of Giving Memorial Stone Garden.
Not only is this a great way to honour someone special in your life, but to contribute to the hospital in a unique and meaningful way. Similar to years prior, funds raised from the Tree of Lights Celebration will be allotted to the Compassionate Care Fund. This fund was created by KDHF in order to enhance the patient experience; items paid for through this fund would have not been able to be purchased otherwise. In the past, the Compassionate Care Fund has purchased items such as iPads for residents in the ILTC unit, slippers for patients, and wheelchair seat alarms; these items are seldom found on the hospital’s large “wish list”, but are still important nonetheless.
The tree lighting ceremony, however, does not mark the end this wonderful celebration. Lights can be purchased until December 20. Everyone is welcome to this ceremony; you do not have to purchase a light to attend. Bring your family to KDH for an evening of seasonal festivities.
To purchase a light, or to get more information, please contact Holly Element at 613.258.6133 ext. 217 or at [email protected].
Established in 1979, the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation raises funds in support of the Kemptville District Hospital. In 2017 the Foundation provided over $300,000 in funding to the Hospital to purchase vital medical, surgical and diagnostic equipment not covered by any other source of funding.