Auxiliary Illuminates Tree of Lights for 31st Year

For immediate release: November 28, 2014

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton kicked off its 31st Annual Tree of Lights Campaign with an illumination ceremony on Tuesday, November 25 at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton.  Holiday entertainment was provided by the Bay Country Chorus and the Mid-Shore Early Learning Center.  

This year’s Tree of Lights campaign will support the funding of new ultrasound equipment for the Emergency Department at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton.  The Auxiliary’s goal is to raise $10,000 for this equipment which is used in emergent care to evaluate and diagnose injuries and multiple pathologic conditions.  

For a contribution of $10 or more, a red or gold light can be purchased for the holiday tree in front of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton. Red lights are tributes to family members and friends, living or deceased. Gold lights honor loved ones serving in the military. A donation of $100 or more will purchase a white Life Light, which will be illuminated every year. The name of each person recognized through the purchase of any light will appear on scrolls displayed in the Medical Center throughout the holiday season.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is a volunteer organization that raises funds to benefit programs and services at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton.  For additional information about the 31st Annual Tree of Lights, contact Nancy Espenhorst at 443-746-3338 or by e-mail at nlehre@goeaston.net.Tree of Lights illuminated for 31st year

The Tree of Lights at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton was illuminated by (from left to right) Walter Atha, MD, FACEP, regional director of Emergency Medicine, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton; Ryan Foster, MS, RN, CNML, NEA-BC, nurse manager of Emergency Services, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton; Nancy Espenhorst, Tree of Lights campaign chair; Debbie Hayes, president, Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton; and Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health.