Lighting up Barry’s Bay

BARRY’S BAY – The Tree of Lights Campaign held its 14th annual celebration this past Friday, December 4.
Each year the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation launches their Tree of Lights Campaign as the Christmas season approaches. The campaign aims to continue the fundraising efforts for the St. Francis Memorial Hospital, bringing in much needed funds to purchase and/or replace equipment that ensures our community the best medical care possible.
The celebration, held at the Railway Station, acknowledges the participation of the local community in helping keep the hospital stocked with the necessary equipment for the well-being of us all.
“There is probably no one here tonight that hasn’t been touched in some way by the Hospital we all love and cherish. At the Foundation, we appreciate all of your kind donations throughout the year, but the support you give to this Christmas campaign in particular is something we are very grateful for,” acknowledged Toni Lavigne-Conway, Executive Director of the SFVH Foundation, as she addressed the crowd gathered on Friday evening.
The lights glowing during the Tree of Lights celebration represent the light of those who are no longer with us, but who we remember always, especially at this time of year when families come together.
“There is something special about being able to celebrate our love of our hospital and the gratitude we all feel for having access to local healthcare at a site that represents so much of the history of this town,” shared Lavigne-Conway.


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