Next year’s Trees of Caring for CMH will continue, but the lights will be moved to a different trio of evergreens on hospital property.
When the campaign kicked off earlier this month, speakers made reference to this being the “last year” the famous front trees would be lit, since construction will cause the trees to be uprooted in 2014. Mentioned later in the ceremony was the reference to the future location of the lights, to three majestic spruce trees further along Coronation Blvd. For 25 years the Trees of Caring has been the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, and will absolutely continue.
“The Trees of Caring Campaign is very precious to us, both in inspiring donations and in symbolizing the generosity of our community. The campaign reaches its peak when thousands of lights have been lit together, many in honour or memory of a special family member or friend,” says Jennifer White, Executive Director of the Foundation.
Tree lights or angels can be purchased for as little as $10 at the Foundation office. We will even send a card out on your behalf. Donations to the Trees of Caring help to purchase patient equipment: items on our priority list now, and for the future expansion. The hospital spends about $10,000 per day on new and replacement equipment, mostly funded by community donations.