The holiday season is upon us and, with it, one of Central New York’s most glowing traditions: the Crouse Hospital Auxiliary Lights of Love campaign.
Each of the 3,000 lights on the iconic Crouse clock tower are illuminated, representing gifts — given in honor or in memory of someone — that will support the hospital’s ability to provide comprehensive medical services and programs for our community.
Each year proceeds benefit a different Crouse program or service. For this 31st anniversary year, proceeds will be used to underwrite final touches on the acute care section of the new Pomeroy Emergency Services Department at Crouse Hospital. After more than 30 months of construction, this state-of-the-art facility has been completed and is open to the public. Through thoughtful planning, Crouse has modernized and tripled in size its space dedicated to emergency services; an accomplishment that will greatly benefit patients, families and communities throughout Central and northern New York.
Contributors and community leaders are invited to attend the lighting ceremony and reception on Monday, Nov. 26, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Doing the lighting honors this year will be popular Central New York musician Todd Hobin, who benefitted from the new ER and Crouse’s Comprehensive Stroke Center team last May when he suffered a stroke.
The Presenting Sponsor for the 2018 is Bottar Law, PLLC. Campaign Sponsors are Carrie Berse, Chris Skeval and family; Kimberly, Charlie and Henry Boynton; Connie Bull; Dell Ford-Jordan; Jeri Gallauresi; Sue LeRoy; Betty O’Connor; and The William G. Pomeroy Foundation. This year’s campaign was chaired by Janet Izzo, with assistance from Connie Bull and Jeri Gallauresi.
Since 1888, the Crouse Auxiliary has raised millions of dollars to help fund hospital equipment, programs and services as well as nursing scholarships. The group, which includes more than 500 community members, generates funds from sources such as the Auxiliary’s in-hospital and online gift shop, special events like Lights of Love, various drawings, book sales and membership dues.
To learn more or to purchase a light, call 315-470-7530 or visit crouse.org/lights.