The holiday season is upon us and it is a very special opportunity to celebrate life. You can remember loved ones who have passed away or honor those living and those who are suffering illnesses. WV Caring’s annual Light up A Life event begins now with tree lighting ceremonies and trees showcased at local businesses throughout their service area. Light up a Life continues through the end of the year so there is plenty of time to remember or honor your loved ones.
For the past 36 years, the Light up a Life campaign is one of WV Caring’s traditions to raise money for the organization’s patient care fund that makes care possible for people who have life-limiting illnesses regardless of their ability to pay for services.
“Light up a Life is a tradition and it’s one of WV Caring’s biggest fundraisers of the year. By supporting Light up a Life, you are making a huge difference in the lives of your families, friends and neighbors. Remember that 100% of the proceeds remain locally in our communities to help patients and families receive the expert care we provide, and they deserve,” said Cynthia Woodyard, Vice President of Public Affairs.
Donations are made in memory or honor of a friend or loved one. Individuals can place a light, ornament or a special keepsake angel on a tree at any of the twenty-two participating ‘Light up a Life’ tree locations. Everyone who is remembered or honored is entered into a memory book, which is on display throughout the season. The trees are at participating businesses throughout their twelve-county service area including:
- Braxton for Calhoun and Gilmer
Lights, ornaments and the handmade keepsake angels are available for a donation. Lights can be purchased for $5, and glass heart ornaments for $20. This year’s ornament is handmade from fine porcelain with a glaze luster featuring an angel holding a heart, which glows when a mini tree light is behind it for $35. All donations are tax-deductible.
For more information about participating with Light up a Life call 1-800-350-1161 or visit WV Caring’s website here.