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Release Date: 12/04/2014
With a flip of the switch, the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Auxiliary will usher in the holiday season on Sunday, December 7, 2014 with the Glowing Gifts tree lighting ceremony.

The event, chaired by Irene Lynch and co-chaired by Barbara Zito, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., in front of the main entrance at the hospital, 111 Brewster St., Pawtucket, RI. The public is invited.

Proceeds from this year’s Glowing Gifts will be used to purchase an infant warmer for the labor and delivery area.

For their contribution, donors will be able to set a light aglow on the Glowing Gifts tree in honor or in memory of a loved one. The names of donors, honorees and memorials will be displayed on a banner in the hospital’s main entrance.

The event will include a beautiful tree lighting, entertainment, refreshments and family-friendly activities. Santa Claus will make a special appearance.

Contributions in any amount may be made payable to the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and mailed to Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Fund Development Department, 111 Brewster St., Pawtucket, RI 02860.

About Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, serves as the major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the chief site for the medical school's primary care academic program. Research focuses on primary care and disease prevention, including osteoarthritis, heart disease, cancer, pulmonary function, maternal and child health and women’s health issues.

Memorial provides health services for the people of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts including oncology, cardiovascular, orthopedics, rehabilitation, pain management, and diagnostics. Memorial offers primary care services in Pawtucket, Central Falls and Plainville, Massachusetts.

Glowing Gifts