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TASD employees support Tree of Light

Employees of the Tyrone Area School District donated $802 raised via a dress down day held to support the Tyrone Hospital Development Council’s 7th Annual Tree of Light. The Tree of Light is an annual fundraiser that benefits Tyrone Hospital. Donations from the Tree of Light will be used to buy trapezius bed assemblies for use on patient beds. The trapezius bed assemblies are accessories that hang above a patient’s bed. Patients grab onto the trapeze to change their position in bed and to provide assistance to get out of bed and into a chair. The estimated cost to purchase this equipment is $3,000. Employees of TASD are major contributors to the Tree of Light and have been supporters since its inception. Tree of Light donation forms are available for pick-up at the main lobby at Tyrone Hospital or by calling the hospital’s marketing office at 684-6348. Pictured are representatives of the employees at Tyrone Area School District as they present the school district’s donation to the Tree of Light to Tyrone Hospital leaders. From left: Walter Van Dyke, CEO at Tyrone Hospital; Tiffany Johannides, Secondary School Counselor; Erin Lowery, 7th Grade Special Education Paraprofessional and Randy Miles, Sr., Chairman of the Tyrone Hospital Development Council. (Courtesy photo)