The Crouse Hospital 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 2016 campaign, beginning this fall, will mark the 29th anniversary of Lights of Love.
Each year proceeds benefit a different program or service of Crouse Hospital. Proceeds from the 2015 campaign benefitted the Baker Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Crouse Hospital.
Since 1975, Crouse has been home to our region’s New York State referral center for high-risk maternity and newborn care. About 1,000 premature and critically ill babies are admitted to our NICU each year. Additionally, Crouse operates the region’s only Neonatal Transport Team, which consists of specially trained staff members who expertly move babies by ground and air between 18 birthing affiliates over a 14-county area.
Proceeds from the campaign purchased an EEG monitor and a cooling blanket for the Neonatal Transport Team. These items will be used for infants who experience oxygen deprivation during birth by lowering the temperature of the brain and monitoring brain activity to reduce or prevent any long-term damage.
Friends of Crouse
Thank you to these very special friends of Crouse Hospital for their thoughtful and generous gifts to the 2015 campaign.
Bottar Leone, PLLC
Kimberly, Charlie & Henry Boynton
Gary & Mary Jane Lowery / Lowery Bros. Dealerships
The Michael J. McSherry Charitable Fund
at Mohawk Global Logistics
Neonatal Associates of CNY
Betty O’Connor and Sue LeRoy
Mark Paciorek, DDS, MS, PC
Frank Smith, MD
William G. Pomeroy Foundation
A special thank you to Lamar Outdoor Advertising for billboard ads.
Donate to the 2016 Campaign
Lights of Love donations may be given in honor of or in memory of a loved one; to wish a speedy recovery to someone: to recognize a birthday or other special event, such as a retirement; as a “thank you” for medical care received at the hospital; as a special holiday gift; or as a friend of Crouse Hospital. Check back during October 2016 for details about this year's campaign.