PALMER — As the holiday season approaches, the Baystate Wing Auxiliary has set the date for their annual Tree of Love. This special event created to honor and remember loved ones, features ornaments that can be purchased, personalized and placed on the tree with names in memory of family and friends.
“There is a definite comfort in coming together with others to remember someone, especially during the holidays,” said Teresa Grove, president of the Auxiliary and philanthropy officer for the Baystate Health Eastern Region, which includes Baystate Wing and Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.
The ornaments are offered for $5 each and $10 a family. In addition, the community is invited to be part of an event held on Sunday, Dec. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m., when the decorated Tree of Love will be displayed in the lobby located on the ground floor of the hospital. This special event will include fellowship, refreshments, and festive music by the Voices of Love and Remembrance.
“The Tree of Love is our annual tradition that warms our hearts as we remember loved ones and celebrate their lives,” said Carol Doyle, member of the Auxiliary who created this special event. All proceeds benefit the Baystate Wing Auxiliary, which in turns donates needed equipment and other items for the benefit of patients to the hospital.