Easton Auxiliary’s 34th Annual Tree of Lights Campaign to Benefit Emergency Care


Art Cecil, Easton Auxiliary president and Nancy Espenhorst, Tree of Lights campaign chair, stand with the scrolls naming those honored by Tree of Lights donors.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton kicked off its 34th Annual Tree of Lights Campaign with a tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, November 21 at 4 p.m., in front of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton. Contributions to this year’s Tree of Lights will support the purchase of a Rapid Infuser for the Emergency Department at the Center in Easton.

The Rapid Infuser is an essential piece of equipment used to treat critically ill patients in an emergency situation. “The device allows health care providers to rapidly and efficiently deliver blood to critically ill patients,” says Walter Atha, MD, regional director of Emergency Medicine for UM SRH. “In trauma situations, this measure can be the difference between life and death.”

“Our goal for this campaign is $5,000” comments Nancy Espenhorst, Tree of Lights chair. “As always, the name of each person recognized through the purchase of any light will appear on scrolls displayed in the Medical Center throughout the holiday season.”

For a contribution of $10 or more, a red or gold light may be purchased for the holiday tree in front of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. Red lights are tributes to family members and friends, living or deceased. Gold lights honor loved ones serving in the military.

For a donation of $100 or more, a white “Life Light” that will be illuminated every year can be purchased.

For additional information about the 34rd Annual Tree of Lights, contact Nancy Espenhorst, 443-746-3338 or by e-mail, nlehre@goeaston.net.