Thursday, October 23, 2008
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ALMH's annual Light Up A Life campaign begins

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[October 23, 2008]  The annual Light Up A Life campaign at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, now in its 20th year of honoring and paying tribute to loved ones, is under way.

"Whether you want to begin a new tradition or continue a treasured one, we encourage your generosity -- to remember and to give," say John and Frankie Guzzardo, campaign co-chairs. "Together, we will add sparkle to the season that not only honors our past, but also invests in the future of local health care."

RestaurantFamilies and individuals may send tribute gifts in memory of someone who has passed away or in honor of someone still living. The suggested donation amount is $10 per name. Proceeds benefit patient care at ALMH.

Each Light Up A Life tribute directly benefits patient care in Logan County. Gifts may be designated to purchase medical equipment at ALMH, fund scholarships for future ALMH health care providers, pay for dental services on the H.O.P.E. Mobile or provide unrestricted support for future ALMH projects.

Donations received prior to Dec. 5 are compiled and presented in a special Lincoln Courier insert published on Christmas Eve. The names of those honored or memorialized will be prominently listed, followed by names of the donors who gave in their name.

Lincoln Daily News will feature a searchable online database of Light Up A Life names, available from late December through the end of January 2009.


In addition to the published recognition of names, each person honored or remembered is represented by a white light on the trees and bushes in front of ALMH. Those lights will first be turned on at a brief outdoor ceremony on the evening of Dec. 2, and they will remain on throughout the holiday season as a reminder of those most dear to us. After the ceremony, attendees are invited inside the hospital for a bowl of chicken noodle soup or chili.

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Light Up A Life is a program of the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation, a not-for-profit entity organized in 1986 to raise funds for Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Donors may send Light Up A Life gifts to ALHF at 315 Eighth St. in Lincoln.

More information about the campaign, including a link to a secure online giving form, is available at

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]



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