Health First Rings in the Holidays With Tree-Lighting Ceremonies at All Four Hospitals
By Space Coast Daily // December 5, 2021
ceremonies kickoff health system’s annual Lights of Love auxiliary program fundraiser
Lights of Love auxiliary program fundraiser serves as a remembrance of those we’ve lost.
Cape Canaveral, Fla. – After more than 20 challenging months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Health First associates are more than ready for some holiday cheer!
All four Health First hospitals hosted special tree-lighting ceremonies for associates Dec. 2. The ceremonies kickoff the health system’s annual Lights of Love auxiliary program fundraiser that serves as a remembrance of those we’ve lost.
Each of the four hospitals featured an honorary light-switch flipper. At Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center, the honoree was recently retired Facilities Service Dog Paco.
Watch Paco, joined by owner and Health First Director of Clinical Operations Dianna Green, hit the lights here:
At Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital, it was the 34th year for Lights of Love. The star that tops the tree this year honors Sue Loftin, a past president of the hospitals’ auxiliary program. Loftin logged 18 years of service and over 18,000 hours to the hospital and the community.
Loftin was invited to light the tree and was presented with a special crystal star medallion.
Each year, the Lights of Love program at Cape Canaveral Hospital provides a wonderful opportunity for staff and visitors to welcome the holiday season together, while honoring and remembering those who have meant the most to us. All funds raised through the efforts of the auxiliary benefit our patients, their families and our community.
Moments after the holiday lights came on at Cape Canaveral Hospital, those in attendance got an additional visual treat when the launch of SpaceX’s Starlink mission went off as planned and lit up the northern horizon.
All contributions to the Lights of Love fundraiser go to purchases and services that enhance the customer and volunteer experience at Cape Canaveral.
To find out more about the Health First Auxiliary’s Lights of Love fundraiser, visit HF.org/lightsoflove.