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Fort HealthCare Partners Launch 39th Annual Love Lights Campaign

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

FORT ATKINSON – For 39 years, an honored holiday season tradition at Fort HealthCare is the Partners Love Light Tree project. Lights are purchased by community members and added to special trees surrounding Fort Memorial Hospital. The Love Lights Tree project began in 1985. It is a heart-felt way to honor loved ones who are amongst us (colored lights) or to memorialize those who have passed away (white lights). Every year, all monies raised through the Love Light Tree project help to fund special services and projects.

In 2023, Love Lights campaign funds raised will be used to help subsidize the cost of the CareLine service for those who cannot afford it. CareLine is a medical personal emergency response service that allows subscribers to get emergency help 24/7 at the press of a button. Funds will also be used to support several healthcare scholarships for students and professionals in the community.

Kari Behling, Fort HealthCare Volunteer Services Manager, states, “The CareLine Program is so important to our community. It allows individuals to remain in their homes and avoid losing their independence. It also provides peace of mind for their families and loved ones knowing that help can be accessed quickly.  For community members who have chronic health conditions and cannot afford this life-saving alert system, the funds raised will allow the Partners CareLine Program to provide FREE or reduced rates to qualifying clients.”

Behling adds, “We also believe that providing scholarships to students and professionals seeking further education in healthcare is important because they are our future. We want to ensure that the people entering the healthcare field have resources available to pay for their education. Your contributions to these worthwhile projects will be greatly appreciated by the Partners and the many local people who will benefit.”

Purchasing Love Lights

Love Lights order forms are available at, The form and payment can be sent through the mail or made directly through the website (there is a $5 minimum required for online donations, which automatically purchases two lights). Honor cards can be emailed to individuals to show that you’ve made a gift in their honor. Donations of $25 or more are recognized as Love Light Tree sponsors. To ensure you are properly recognized in this year’s sponsor and donor listings published in late December, Fort HealthCare Partners must receive your donations by December 6th.

Love Lights Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Love Lights Tree lighting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, December 5th, at 6:30 p.m. on the Sherman Avenue lawn in front of Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson.

About Fort HealthCare and our Partners

Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our communities, with a vision to be the healthiest community in Wisconsin. As the leading healthcare provider in the region, it is our goal to reach as many members of the community as possible with health and wellness messages, providing tools and resources to help individuals improve their health and quality of life while collaborating with several partners to positively improve the population’s health overall on a long-term basis.

As members of the Fort HealthCare Partners organization, Fort Memorial Hospital volunteers are an invaluable resource to the community and a vital part of any healthcare organization. Important roles filled by volunteers add a tremendous amount of value to Fort HealthCare’s services. Call 920-568-5276 or toll-free at 1-800-421-4677 ext. 5276 or visit to learn more. More information and donations for Love Lights Tree can be viewed at