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Niagara Health Foundation Launches 2020 Celebration of Lights Campaign with Tree Lighting Ceremonies

November 12, 2020

Niagara Health Foundation launches 2020 Celebration of Lights Campaign with Tree Lighting Ceremony

Niagara Health Foundation is excited to launch its annual Celebration of
Lights holiday campaign. The annual campaign directly supports Niagara Health’s five hospital sites; funding urgently needed equipment that is essential for patients and residents in our community.
 
This year, Niagara Health Foundation has partnered with the City of Niagara Falls, City of St.
Catharines, City of Welland and Niagara Region to launch the annual campaign with tree lighting ceremonies.
 
Community members are encouraged to join the virtual tree lighting ceremony that will be live streamed on the Niagara Health Foundation Facebook Page (www.fb.com/NiagaraHealthFD).

The dates of the Tree Lighting ceremonies are as follows:
- Niagara Falls: Saturday, November 14 at 5:00 PM
- Niagara Region: Thursday, November 19 at 6:00 PM
- St. Catharines: Sunday, November 22 at 5:00 PM
- Welland: Wednesday November 25 at 6:00 PM

The Niagara Health Foundation has also partnered with Alectra Inc. Donations made to the
Celebration of Lights holiday campaign will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 by Alectra
Inc. between December 1, 2020 and December 7, 2020.

Since 2014, community donations to Celebration of Lights have raised more than $850,000.
Community members are encouraged to “celebrate recovery, support healing or honour someone special” by making a donation on behalf of a loved one. All Celebration of Lights donations of $50 will have a “Holiday Bulb” on display at a Niagara Health site of the donors choosing.
 
Donations to the Celebration of Lights campaign can be made at www.lightsforhealth.com.

About Niagara Health Foundation
Niagara Health Foundation raises funds to support Niagara Health for the advancement of health care in Niagara. Supporting Niagara Health in its mission, Niagara Health Foundation raises funds for priority equipment needs, redevelopment projects and patient programs at Niagara Health’s five sites, located in Welland, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Port Colborne, and Fort Erie.
 
For more information, visit www.niagarahealthfoundation.com or www.lightsforhealth.com

Quotes:
“During a year of separation and social distancing, we wanted to find a new way to unite our community this holiday season. We are proud to partner with municipalities across the region to celebrate the holiday season, while we kick off our annual Celebration of Lights campaign.”
Andrea Scott, Interim President & CEO, Niagara Health Foundation
 
“On behalf of Regional Council, I am pleased to be taking part in the annual Celebration of Lights Campaign in support of the Niagara Health Foundation. As we all know, the work done by the Niagara Health Foundation provides critical funding for the equipment, programs and projects that Niagara’s residents rely on in their times of need. This year, I encourage residents to not only participate in the lighting ceremony virtually, but also to consider supporting the Celebration of Lights Campaign should they have the means to do so.”
Jim Bradley, Chair, Niagara Region
 
“We are delighted to partner with the Niagara Health Foundation in launching their 2020 Celebration of Lights Campaign with a Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Welland Civic Square. Thank you to the Niagara Health Foundation and all the donors. Through your fundraising and generous donations you are able to provide the necessary medical equipment to diagnose, treat and care for those in need in our community.”
Mayor Frank Campion, City of Welland

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This might not ring truer than after the year we have had. 2020 has been a year to remember, but now we get to celebrate the holidays and give back to our community and to one another! The Celebration of Lights Campaign helps raise donations for the Niagara Health Foundation and we are proud to have our tree sparking with lights as one of the supporting communities!”
Mayor Jim Diodati, Niagara Falls

“While we continue to celebrate in different ways than we have in the past, I am looking forward to getting into the holiday spirit and helping flick the switch to launch Niagara Health Foundation’s Celebration of Lights campaign. We are honoured to partner with the foundation to help light up the tree at City Hall this year, not only supporting the work of Niagara Health, but also recognizing our frontline heroes. This year the tree will truly take on new meaning as a beacon of hope for our community.”
Mayor Walter Sendzik, City of St. Catharines
 
“Alectra is proud to be a part of the Celebration of Lights in support of the Niagara Health Foundation. We recognize the important role healthcare plays in our communities, especially at a time when Covid-19 is causing serious harm to individuals and families everywhere. We are very pleased to be a part of this initiative to honour our frontline healthcare workers and the tremendous work they do.”
Brian Bentz, President and CEO, Alectra Inc.

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