The Auxiliary’s major fundraiser on behalf of Crouse Hospital is Lights of Love, an annual endeavor that involves the illumination of the Crouse clock tower in 3,000 white lights — a highly visible symbol of the holiday season in Central New York. The 2014 campaign marked the 27th anniversary of Lights of Love.
Each year proceeds benefit a different program or service of Crouse Hospital. For the 27th anniversary year, proceeds from Lights of Love are being used to construct and dedicate the Pomeroy Patient Patio, a 1,000 square-foot courtyard within the hospital to serve as a safe, soothing location for inpatients who would like to go outside with staff or family members.
Expected to open in the summer of 2015, the patio will be located on the second floor of the Irving building, just off the main lobby and convenient to all patient care areas. Designed to be “three season” accessible, the area could be used in winter when weather permits. The space will be constructed as a healing environment, making the most of sun exposure, live plantings, comfortable furniture and a music system.
Proceeds from the 2014 Lights of Love Campaign will go toward the Auxiliary’s total pledge of $100,000 toward this special project. Thank you for your donation to Lights of Love to benefit the healing environment we’re creating for the well-being the patients and visitors of Crouse Hospital.