“For 25 years, Lights for Life has been an important part of our community, a vital fundraiser for the PCH Foundation, and an opportunity to remember and honour your loved ones,” says Prince County hospital Foundation’s Managing Director Heather Matheson. “This year, respecting the current restrictions for large gatherings, we will be unable to have our usual Lights for Life community event. We have, however, created a new way to bring our celebration to life while ensuring everyone can safely enjoy the lights, the music, and the experience of Lights for Life. You can still dedicate a light or display in honour or in memory of someone the way you always have. And, as usual, the lights will come on nightly at 5:30 PM starting Dec. 2nd, and every night until Dec. 31st. New this year, though, you will be able to view the full Lights for Life show set to music from the comfort of your car at 7 PM and again at 8 PM each of those nights. Bring the family, tune your radio to 98.5 FM, and enjoy the show from the PCH parking lot.”
Gift dedication amounts begin at $10.00. All donations received before November 21st at noon will be entered into the keepsake dedication book which will be available at the Prince County Hospital as of December 3rd. As always, all gifts to Lights for Life support the purchase of much needed medical equipment for patients at the Prince County Hospital. This year, the PCH Foundation has been working to raise $1.589 million to fund such items as cardiac monitors, birthing beds, a blood count analyzer, and much more.
For the 13th year the PCH Foundation welcomes the Credit Unions of Prince County as the presenting sponsors. Matheson notes “The event is not possible without the many sponsors and supporters who contribute not only vital funds but also lighting equipment and advertising space. Supporters like the Credit Unions and Saltwire Network (publisher of the Journal Pioneer and the Guardian) really make an impact.”
Donors can click here to donate. Donations are also accepted at the Foundation office in the hospital lobby or by calling (902) 432-2547.