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Love Lights to Illuminate Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Promenade for the Holidays

The promenade of the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Main Campus will be a vision of hope and love this holiday season as the trees that light this central garden area will be lit up brightly for all to enjoy.

 At the second annual Love Lights program, a $20 donation will allow members of the community to dedicate a light in honor or in memory of someone special. These lights will symbolically represent everyone who has made a difference in your life. At a special point during the evening, all the maple trees that line the long promenade will be lit up, leading patients and visitors to the Hospital’s main entrance.

 The names of people who have had lights dedicated to them will have their name listed in a full page ad in the Elmhurst Independent on December 13 as well as on For a $30 donation, participants will be able to dedicate a light as well as receive a commemorative Love Lights ornament.

 “The exact moment all the lights turn on makes for a very powerful and moving experience,” said Sandra Nelson, EMH Foundation president. “The holidays are a time to remember those who mean so much to us and dedicating a light in honor or in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way to recognize someone very special.”

 Graciously sponsored by the Meade Electric Company, Love Lights will be lit during a tree-lighting ceremony in front of the Hospital on November 29 at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music, light refreshments and visit all vibrant shops that line the Hospital’s indoor Main Street .

 The deadline to purchase a Love Light is November 29. For more information, or to purchase Love Lights, please visit the EMH Foundation website at Purchases can also be made over the phone by calling the Foundation office at (331) 221-0388.



Founded in 1926, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital today is Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, a comprehensive health system with multiple locations and services designed to enhance the health of the communities and customers we serve. In June 2011, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare opened a new, state-of-the-art acute care hospital. With 259 private patient rooms, a modern emergency department and technologically advanced surgical suites, the new Elmhurst Memorial Hospital incorporates the latest trends in healthcare facility design and is home to some of the area’s most advanced technology. For more information about Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, please call CareMatch, our physician referral line, at (331) 221-2273, or visit our website at

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