“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
– Maya Angelou
Location: The Medical Center at Bowling Green Outpatient Lobby
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016 Time: 5:00 p.m.
As 2016 comes to a close and we enter again into the holiday season, it is hard not to think about the giving and receiving of gifts as an important part of the traditions associated with this time of the year. But do we feel blessed by the gifts we give and by those that are received?
One of our annual fundraising events each year is the Make the Season Bright Program that offers many blessings to thoses who participate. This time honored tradition takes place on the campuses of The Medical Center at Bowling Green, Scottsville, and Franklin, where through purchases of lights, holiday trees at each location are lit in honor or memory of loved ones. The monies raised are then directed to one of the Foundation’s many charitable iniatives of the donor’s choice.
This Program has taken place on the campuses of Med Center Health for more than two decades. What started out as several employees giving to help others during the hoiday season has now grown into a traditional start to the holidays for many.
We hope you will participate by purchasing your own light in honor or memory of someone special and join us for the short and touching lighting service. This year, trees will be lit in Bowling Green, Scottsville and Franklin, with one service held in the Medical Center at Bowling Green Outpatient Lobby near the Cancer Center beginning at 5 p.m. The program will be held in the Outpatient Lobby of The Medical Center at Bowling Green location, near the Cancer Center entrance.
There is something to touch everyone’s heart during the program, including beautiful holiday music, heartfelt comments, and the actual lighting of the outdoor tree. Perhaps the most special is the passing of the candle flame, person to person around the tree, and the moment of silence to honor those represented by the lights that have been lit.
Reserve a light and join us for Make the Season Bright tree lighting ceremony in Bowling Green on December 1, 2016. Music and refreshments begin at 5 pm with the program beginning at 5:30. Santa will be around afterwards and all children will receive a free picture to take home. Thank you for your support and we will see you there!