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Fort Memorial Hospital Partners Launch 29th Annual Love Lights Campaign

Monday, October 28, 2013

FORT ATKINSON – For 29 years, the response from individuals, organizations, clubs and businesses has made the Fort Memorial Hospital Partners Love Light Tree project a successful annual event, exemplifying the spirit of giving.

Each year, the Fort HealthCare Partners select a project at Fort Memorial Hospital to support through the sale of Love Lights. Through proceeds raised during the 2013 campaign, the Fort HealthCare Cardio and Pulmonary Rehab Department will receive new exercise equipment and the hospital’s American Heart Association Learning Center will receive new CPR training Manikins™.

By donating $2 or more, a Love Light on a tree outside the hospital can be purchased as a gift to honor or remember a loved one in support of Fort HealthCare’s heart care departments. Colored lights are intended to honor someone special, while white lights serve as memorials for loved ones who have passed away. Special pledge cards are available, upon request, to notify the person or family of someone being remembered that a love light has been purchased in their honor.

Love Lights can be purchased online, with a minimum of a $5 donation required. Love Lights can also be purchased in person from the Partners Gift Shop, during regular business hours, in the main lobby of Fort Memorial Hospital. Or by mail – order forms can be found online at

To purchase a Love Light by mail, send a check to Love Lights, Fort HealthCare Partners, 611 Sherman Avenue East, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. Please specify a colored (honor) or white (memorial) light and include the name(s) and address of the person(s) being honored or the family of the individual being remembered.

Donations of $25 or more are recognized as Love Light Tree sponsors. All donations and sponsors will be acknowledged in December. To ensure recognition as a sponsor in this year’s listings, donations must be received by December 10.

The campaign is celebrated with a tree lighting ceremony that will be held on Thursday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. on the Fort Memorial Hospital grounds, near the Sherman Avenue entrance. At the lighting ceremony, a seasonal message will be provided by Pastor Kevin Butler of St. Johns Community Church in Fort Atkinson and special music will be provided by the Kids Konnection daycare three and four-year-olds, under the direction of daycare manager, Chris Roloff. Following the tree lighting ceremony, attendees are welcome to gather in the hospital’s Steel Away Café for refreshments and a visit from Santa. All are welcome to attend.

For more information or to arrange a donation, please visit or contact the Fort HealthCare Volunteer Services office at (920) 568-5276.