(Beaver Dam) As is the case with many other events in 2020, the 31st Annual Tree of Lights Celebration will look different this year. The event, hosted by Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam and traditionally held the first Monday of December, will not be held in-person this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tree of Lights will instead feature online remembrances that will be posted to Facebook until December 31. Hospital officials say there are no current plans to livestream the lighting ceremony and will also be posted online.
The annual event kickoffs a campaign where people can buy a Christmas tree light for $7 apiece in honor or in memory of a loved one. The trees are located outside the hospital in Beaver Dam, Hillside Manor, and Stone Terrace. Proceeds benefit the hospital’s Hospice and Lifeline programs.
Hospice helps patients and families dealing with a terminal illness while Lifeline offers security to people living at home by providing emergency assistance with the push of a button. The $7 lights can be purchased through December 31st. Over the last 30 years, Tree of Lights has raised will over $400-thousand-dollars. Donations can be made at http://weblink.donorperfect.com/TreeofLights.