GRAFTON—For over 35 years, West Virginia Caring has been helping residents of the county celebrate life during the Christmas season, and this year will be no different.
On December 5, at noon, the organization will be holding their annual Light up a Life tree lighting ceremony at Grafton City Hospital.
The event is geared at helping folks who have suffered a loss or who know of someone suffering through an illness navigate through the holidays and honor their loved ones.
The campaign helps raise funds for the organization’s patient care services.
“Light up a Life is a tradition and its one of WV Caring’s biggest fundraisers of the year,” shared Cynthia Woodyard, Vice President of Public Affairs. “By supporting Light up a Life, you are making a huge difference in the lives of your families, friends and neighbors.”
She noted that 100 percent of the proceeds raised through the annual campaign stay local to help patients and families receive expert care.
For a small donation, individuals can purchase a light, ornament or a special keepsake angel and place it on a tree at any participating location. Donations are made in memory or to honor a friend or loved one.
“Everyone who is remembered or honored is entered in a memory book, which is on display throughout the season,” Woodyard revealed.
Lights may be purchased for $5, while for $20, residents may purchase a handmade glass ornament for their loved one. The ornament is porcelain with a glaze luster featuring an angel holding a heart, which glows when a mini tree light is behind it for $35.
Woodyard noted that all donations are tax deductible. For easy ordering, please visit www.wvcaring.org.
For more information about Light up a Life, please contact WV Caring at 1-800-350-1161. The Grafton office may be reached at 304-265-6340.