Tree of Love event set for Dec. 14
This year, people can purchase or pick up purchased ornaments at a drive-thru event.
The Jamestown Regional Medical Center Foundation is hosting the 23rd annual Tree of Love Dedication from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14.
"This year, like most events, will be different," said Lisa Jackson, JRMC Foundation director. "We will host a Facebook Live event at 2 p.m. with prayer and dedication. Supporters can drive through during this time to purchase or pick up their ornaments."
Jackson said the Tree of Love is one of her favorite holiday traditions.
"Even though we can't gather together, it will still be a special time to reflect on the ones we honor, miss and love," she said. "We have two trees, one inside with the named ornaments 'in honor' and 'in memory' and one outside for our patients and families to enjoy."
Ornaments are available for a donation of $10 or more online or by mail. Supporters can dedicate ornament tags to a caregiver who made a difference, a beloved spouse or family member, co-worker or friend.
"In addition to the gifted ornaments, JRMC Foundation also recognizes those who have passed away during the year who are either co-workers or provided a legacy gift through estate giving or their memorials," Jackson said.
The proceeds raised from this event will go toward the fund of the purchaser's choice or, if undesignated, a new educational app for expecting parents. JRMC Family BirthPlace welcomes about 350 babies each year.
"The new technology will connect their parents to valuable, interactive content that is available anytime – from any device," said Emily Woodley, manager of JRMC Family BirthPlace. "The accessibility helps provide the best care to welcome our littlest patients."
The technology cost is $6,000. The platform offers medically-accurate content that can also be customized to create a unique patient experience. Text, videos and animations are available on pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum care, breastfeeding and newborn care.
For more information on the Tree of Love or funding projects, contact JRMC Foundation at (701) 952-4880 or visit www.jrmcnd.com/giving.