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Tyrone Hospital Development Council exceeds ‘Tree of Light’ fundraising goal

The Tyrone Hospital Development Council announced that its 7th Annual Tree of Light fundraiser generated $7,104.54.
Randy Miles Sr., Chairman of the Development Council, said that by far, 2007 was the best year for the Tree of Light.
“We needed $3,000 to buy the medical equipment we plan to buy for the hospital and we surpassed that goal. To date our best year for the Tree of Light generated $5,000 and we surpassed that as well.”
Miles said the Council exceeded its goal for the Tree of Light because of the level of support from the community and members of the Tyrone Hospital family. The Tyrone Area School District and the Tyrone Hospital medical staff were major supporters as they have been since the Tree of Light’s inception.
“This year, a variety of hospital employees helped circulate donation forms and this also contributed to the event’s success.”
Each year, the Tree of Light raises funds through the sale of angels to memorialize or honor loved ones. The angels are displayed on Christmas trees in the hospital’s main lobby during the holiday season.
Miles said funds raised in 2007 will be used to help pay for 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.
For more information about the Tyrone Hospital Development Council, contact Randy Miles Sr., Development Council Chairman, at 684-7603.