A record $7,410 was raised for area Hospice patients through Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s 37th annual Tree of Love fund-raising event, held in December. Donations from the event honored 458 loved ones. The amount compares to $5,025 donated in honor of 351 people last year.
Tree of Love is a special fundraiser memorializing and honoring loved ones. Memorials and gifts are used to make compassionate, end-of-life care available to people in the area who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, regardless of their ability to pay. Hospice involves a team approach to expert medical care, pain management, emotional and spiritual support. A vital part of hospice care is providing support to the family and loved ones of patients.
This year, the live Tree of Love evergreen was located on the west side of Crosby Memorial Park, adjacent to Highway 210. The tree was illuminated with lights in memory or honor of loved ones at a ceremony that was part of Cuyuna Christmas on December 4 and continued to shine throughout the holiday season. The names of those being remembered were displayed at the ceremony, in CRMC, and were published on cuyunamed.org.
Home Health & Hospice accepts donations all year. To donate, send a check payable to CRMC to: CRMC Charitable Fund, 320 E. Main St., Crosby, MN 56441. For more information, visit www.cuyunamed.org or call Home Health and Hospice at 218-546-2311.