WHAT: Ten-year-old Michael Patterson Jones, the first baby born in
Crouse Hospital's Kienzle Family Maternity Center when it opened a
decade ago, will flip the switch to illuminate 3,000 lights on the
Crouse clock tower for the Crouse Hospital Auxiliary's twenty-second
annual Lights of Love Campaign. Each light glows in honor or memory of
someone special as designated by donors to the campaign.
Proceeds from this year's campaign will benefit the Kienzle Family Maternity Center, the area's leader in deliveries, which is celebrating ten years of serving moms, babies, and families. A custom-designed birthing bed, blanket warmer and heated newborn scale will all be purchased to enhance the delivery and post-partum experience for Crouse's newest moms and their babies
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 30
4:30 to 6 p.m. (Crouse Clock Tower lighting at 5:15 p.m.)
WHERE: Marley Education Center
Second Floor Lounge
765 Irving Ave.
WHY: Since 1888, the Crouse Hospital 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 hospital
gift shop, special events like Lights of Love, various drawings, book
sales and membership dues.