Love Light fundraiser continues success

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By Tia Lynn Ivey, Managing Editor

Morgan Medical Center’s annual premier fundraiser brought in over $12,000 this year. The Love Light Tree fundraiser, held last Thursday, Dec. 5, was particularly special. 

“Our hospital lobby was filled with joy and light as our Auxiliary celebrated the 20th reception for our Love Light Tree!” said Jodie Schmidt, the 2019 Love Light Chair.  “A cheerful crowd gathered as we honored friends and loved ones through this annual tradition of fellowship.  Our Auxiliary members should be truly proud of the efforts through the years that have made this one of the loveliest fundraising efforts of the season.” 

The Morgan Medical Center invited the community to honor their loved ones with a special ornament to be displayed on the hospital’s Christmas tree. Participants were invited to attend the annual hospital tree lighting ceremony last week. As of press time on Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Love Light fundraiser brought in  $12,725. The hospital expect even more donations to come in. According Megan Morris, the director of development and community relations, the hospital’s auxiliary will use the funds toward the purchase of a new ventilator and a portable ultrasound machine. 

“We are so grateful for our community members who continue to support this wonderful event year after year and our auxilians who devote their time and energy to make it such a success.  Over $154,000 has been raised since it’s inception 20 years ago,” said Morris. “Love Light is a tradition that we look forward to each year as we officially kick off the holiday season and honor our friends and loved ones.  We are blessed to now be able to host the event in such a beautiful facility where supporters can witness first-hand their contributions being put to good use.”  Individuals needing additional information can contact Morris at or 706-752-2237.   

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