Beginning at 6:15PM on Wednesday, December 4th, you can join the PCH Foundation for the annual Lights for Life Celebration – the largest lighting ceremony of its kind on PEI. The PCH Staff choir will entertain the crowd with live carolling and the Lights for Life dedication books will be distributed. Attendees can enjoy hot chocolate, coffee, cider and cookies before the official agenda begins at 6:30PM. Following a short ceremony to acknowledge sponsors and announce the grand total raised, the lighting will begin. This wonderful display will illuminate the sky as the lights and displays move to the music that has been thoughtfully choreographed.
5:45 – 6:15 – Shuttle courtesy of Summerside Chrysler Dodge from Superstore Parking Lot
6:00 pm – onsite parking opens for elderly and people with disabilities
6:15 live caroling from staff choir, cookies, cider hot chocolate, Lights for Life books released
6:30 show begins with introductions followed by lighting
Donations can still be made until Dec 31st at pchcare.com
On Wednesday evening December 4th at 6:30PM, all are invited to attend the 25th annual Lights for Life at Prince County Hospital. During the month of November, the PCH Foundation gathers donations in memory and in honour of loved ones. Those dedications are collected in a keepsake book that is distributed at the event on December 4th. The evening itself is an annual lighting display during which the community gathers at PCH for an evening of song and remembrance. The lighting ceremony is choreographed to music in a touching display with something for everyone.
You can help create this wonderful display of lights by purchasing a light in honour or in memory of someone special and your gift will help provide vital medical equipment for PCH. “Lights for Life has grown over the past 25 years thanks to the many people who have chosen to remember someone in their lives either by dedicating a light in their honour or in their memory,” said PCH Foundation Managing Director Heather Matheson. “This is one of the best times of the year for the Foundation as we get to meet a lot of people and talk about what Lights for Life means to them. It is the stories behind the donations that make this event so special and we are truly pleased this event continues to bring the community together even on the coldest of nights.” Gift dedication amounts begin at $10.00 and all of the donations received before November 23rd at noon will be entered into the keepsake book.
Returning to the lighting display this year are the Gingerbread Boys, the Snowflakes, the Toy Train, and the Nutcrackers, among many others. As always, the centrepiece of the display will be the Celebration Tree. The Credit Unions of Prince County are once again the presenting sponsors for the 12th year. Since 1995, Lights for Life has raised nearly $4 million to support new medical equipment. Gifts to Lights for Life can be made by calling the Foundation office at (902) 432-2547, donating securely online here at www.pchcare.com, or you can visit the Foundation office in the lobby at PCH.