The Auxiliary’s major fundraiser on behalf of Crouse Hospital is Lights of Love, an annual endeavor that involves the illumination of the Crouse clock tower in 3,000 white lights — a highly visible symbol of the holiday season in Central New York. The 2012 campaign marks the 25th anniversary of Lights of Love.
Each year proceeds benefit a different program or service of Crouse Hospital. For this 25th anniversary year, proceeds from our Lights of Love campaign will be used to recognize Crouse Hospital’s long history in surgical care, as well as its position today as a leading provider of general and specialty surgical services. Funds will be used to purchase two pieces of equipment needed to support the growing patient volume in the hospital’s new Witting Surgical Center. The first is a neurotransmitter that, when used in conjunction with ultrasound equipment, aids neurosurgeons in pinpointing the location of brain tumors. The second piece is a laparoscopic clamp, used in robotic surgeries to protect fragile blood vessels during procedures. When combined with the expertise of Crouse surgeons and staff, these technologies will play a vital role in the surgical offerings Crouse Hospital provides to our community.
In honor of the respective beneficiaries of this year's proceeds, the clock tower was "lit" November 26 by Crouse neurosurgeon Gregory Canute, MD, a partner in the Empire State Neurosurgical Institute, and David Albala, MD, Chief of Urology, Crouse Hospital, and partner in Associated Medical Professionals.
Lights of Love Donations
Purchase lights in honor or in memory of family, friends, colleagues and neighbors. Whatever the occasion, the gift of a glowing light atop the iconic Crouse clock tower is a heartwarming gesture — and one of a kind!
Download brochure and order form here.