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