In November, the Prince County Hospital Foundation welcomes donations in memory or honour of loved ones, with all contributions directed toward purchasing medical equipment for the hospital, such as the new scopes and patient beds among other vital pieces needed in 2023. The “Lights for Life” initiative will play an essential role in helping the PCH Foundation achieve its $2.3 million fundraising goal for the year.
Heather Matheson, Managing Director of the PCH Foundation, shares, ” Donation packages have been distributed by mail, and you can also contribute online. This heartening occasion allows everyone to join in the festivities while raising funds for the hospital. Your generosity supports patients throughout the island, and each specially dedicated light or display carries profound significance for us, the contributors, and the hospital, as it enhances the overall health and welfare of all Islanders.”
Gift dedications can start as low as $10.00, and all donations received before noon on November 18th will be included in a keepsake dedication book. Following this, the community is invited to enjoy nightly light shows from December 1st through 31st at 6 PM, 7 PM, and 8 PM, where the entire front of PCH is illuminated with lights and displays synchronized to music.
In addition to the main light show on the north side of the building, “Lights for Life” features “Displays of Hope” on the hospital’s south side for patients’ enjoyment and the “Downtown Lights for Life” along Green’s Shore in Summerside, where both locations offer opportunities for dedications in memory of loved ones.
For the 16th consecutive year, the Foundation extends a warm welcome to Credit Unions, including Consolidated Credit Union and Provincial Credit Union, as the presenting sponsors. Heather Matheson emphasizes, “This event would not be possible without the generous contributions of numerous sponsors and supporters who provide essential funds, lighting equipment, and advertising space. Supporters like the Credit Unions and Saltwire Network, publisher of the Journal Pioneer and the Guardian, play a significant role in making this event successful.”
Donors can find more information about Lights for Life and various giving options at pchcare.com. Donations are also accepted at the Foundation office in the hospital lobby or by calling (902) 432-2547.
Caption for Photo 1: Lights for Life donor packages, designed for those who want to make a gift in memory or honor of a loved one, have been distributed across the island. The photo features Marina Trainor, a long-time Lights for Life Committee member and PCH staff member, along with Ben Grady, PCH Foundation Community Navigator for Healthcare.