Aspirus Keweenaw is honoring passed loved ones this Christmas for the 20th year of the Tree of Love fundraiser.
The Tree of Love came about 20 years ago when a community member lost her teenage daughter suddenly to a rare heart condition.
Community members can purchase a light for $3, a bell for $25, an angel for $50, or a star ornament for $100 to honor friends and family members who have passed away. All the proceeds go toward purchasing medical equipment for the hospital.
A ceremony commemorating the Tree of Love will be Monday, December 9 at the hospital at 7 p.m.
â??It's just something to help the community,â?? said volunteer coordinator, Debra Dlubala. â??We have so many people every year that have a new loss, and the first Christmas is always really tough, and this is a way for them to embrace one another and just help to support one another.â??
For more information, please contact Debra Dlubala at (906) 337-6961.