• Community Invited to Dec. 5 Love Light Trees Ceremony in Midland

    MidMichigan Health
    News Release
     
    For Immediate Release
    Nov. 25, 2019
     
    Community Invited to Dec. 5 Love Light Trees Ceremony in Midland
     
    MIDLAND, Mich. – MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland invites the community to its 38th annual Love Light Trees ceremony and candle lighting remembrance event set for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.
     
    The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a holiday open house. Festivities include greetings by MidMichigan’s therapy dogs, the Cosmic Canine Cure Service. The offering of a special holiday discount in the Gift Shop and complimentary popcorn for guests freshly made by the Popcorn Service volunteers will be included. Outside the Spiritual Care Center, guests will be able to pick up their remembrance candles, which will be lit during the formal ceremony.
     
    At 7 p.m., Gregory H. Rogers, president of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland, will begin the formal program, which will include an invocation by Rev. Wallace H. Mayton, III, associate pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church. As part of his remarks, Rev. Mayton will pay tribute to those who were memorialized through gifts made to the Love Light Trees signified by the lighting of the remembrance candles. Singer, Sarah Schieber, will follow and share her talents by singing Christmas in Heaven.
     
    Additional holiday songs will be sung by students of Lyrica from the Center Stage Youth Choirs at Midland Center for the Arts and the young children from Memorial Presbyterian Preschool. Door prizes offered by the Gift Shop Service Volunteers of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland, along with refreshments with Santa are also part of the evening’s festivities. Pianist Lenin Brenes, a Medical Center employee, will provide background music as guests enjoy refreshments.
     
    Contributions to the MidMichigan Health Foundation from this event will support Compassionate Needs Fund that supports patients served at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland with items such as medications, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
     
    Those interested in more information or who wish to donate to the MidMichigan Health Foundation for Midland’s Love Light Trees program may visit www.midmichigan.org/lovelighttrees or contact the MidMichigan Health Foundation at (989) 839-1932.
     
    The MidMichigan Health Foundation supports the patients and families served by MidMichigan Health by raising funds for equipment, services and programs. MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch.
     
    MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. In addition to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services, and has a strong commitment to medical education. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/ oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. Currently, MidMichigan has more than 8,700 employees, volunteers, physicians and other personnel, and provided more than $90 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2019.
     
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