Hospital Auxiliary Kicks Off 32nd Annual Tree of Lights Campaign

For immediate release: November 23, 2015

The Axiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton will kick off its 32nd Annual Tree of Lights Campaign with a tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, November 24 at 4pm, in front of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton.  

According to Nancy Espenhorst, Tree of Lights Chairman, contributions this year will support the funding of new equipment for UM Shore Regional Health Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services.  “Our goal is to raise $6,000 for this equipment which will provide our physical therapists at the Rehabilitation Center at Easton with the latest technology when treating patients,” comments Espenhorst.

“Physical therapy services are utilized by thousands of members of our local communities each year,” comments Frank Rath, manager, Outpatient Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services, UM Shore Regional Health. “The piece of equipment that the Auxiliary is raising funds for will be used daily in the treatment of patients requiring physical therapy to improve a variety of orthopedic and neurological 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.


“Through the years, the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton has been a valued contributor to Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services at UM Shore Regional Health,” adds William Roth, senior director, Care Transitions and Rehabilitation, UM Shore Regional Health. “The generosity of the Auxiliary and our local communities is most appreciated and continues to enable us to realize our organization’s vision, to be the region’s leader in patient-centered health care.”

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is a volunteer organization that raises funds to benefit programs and services at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and various outpatient locations at UM Shore Regional Health.  For additional information about the 32nd Annual Tree of Lights or the upcoming tree lighting ceremony on November 24, contact Nancy Espenhorst at 443-746-3338 or by e-mail at [email protected]. The community is invited to attend the tree lighting ceremony.

Photo: Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services at UM Shore Regional Health will be the beneficiary of this year’s Tree of Lights Campaign. Pictured are (left to right) Frank Rath, manager, Outpatient Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services, UM Shore Regional Health; Nancy Espenhorst, Tree of Lights Chairman; Debbie Hayes, Auxiliary President; and William Roth, senior director, Care Transitions and Rehabilitation, UM Shore Regional Health.