LAURIUM, Mich. – In keeping with holiday tradition at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, the Auxiliary invites you to celebrate your loved ones by making a donation in their name to the Tree of Love.
Now in its 24th year, the Tree of Love program is a heart-warming way to remember and/or honor someone special by purchasing a light, bell angel or star ornament. All names are showcased year-round on a special Tree of Love display at the hospital.
“While the holidays are a special and joyous time of year for many, they can also bring sadness, especially for those who have lost close family, friends and neighbors,” said Mariah Maggio, volunteer services coordinator for Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. “This is such a wonderful and meaningful way to celebrate loved ones and find some peace during the holiday season.”
Tree of Love donation forms are available at all Aspirus locations in Laurium, Lake Linden and Houghton, and at several area businesses. Forms are also available online at www.aspirus.org.
Donation forms can be submitted by mailing them to the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital Auxiliary, 205 Osceola St., Laurium, MI, 49913. They can also be dropped off at a help desk at the hospital in Laurium. All forms must be received by Nov. 28 to be included on the Tree of Love display. All proceeds support the healing mission of Aspirus.
On Sunday, Dec. 3, everyone is invited to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital for the Tree of Love Ceremony. The ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. and includes holiday music, guest speakers, tree lighting, and snacks and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the Tree of Love, contact Mariah Maggio at 906-337-6961.
Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. With more than 7,000 employees, Aspirus serves communities throughout northern and central Wisconsin, as well as the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The integrated system includes four hospitals in Michigan and four hospitals in Wisconsin, 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and helicopter transport, medical goods, nursing homes and high-quality affiliated physicians. For more information, visit aspirus.org.