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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Indian River Medical Center will host the 22nd anniversary of the Auxiliary's Tree of Lights ceremony on Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. on the hospital grounds.
Highlights include solo performer 13-year-old Gabrielle McFall, daughter of Megan McFall, clinical coordinator, IRMC's partners in women's health program, and refreshments in the Ambulatory Services Center lobby following the tree lighting. And there is a new 25-foot holiday tree this year.
The Tree of Lights plays a dual role as it heralds in the holidays while at the same time, raises money for worthwhile projects through donations ranging from $5 to $500 toward a light for the tree.
Contributions can be made for a light in honor or in memory of a relative or friend.
The money raised through the Tree of Lights is used to purchase necessary equipment and provide education programs, said Rebecca Boyer, manager of women's health care, that allow the women's health care team to continue to provide quality healthcare to the community.
Winners of the hospital's annual children's holiday art contest will also be announced. All children of employees, volunteers and doctors ages 5-12 are eligible to enter. The public is welcome to view all contestants' drawings on www.irmc.cc beginning Dec. 7.
For more information, call (772) 567-4311, Ext. 1133.