Fireworks, Christmas lights, and fundraising – St. Paul’s Lights of Hope launched on November 24 to mark the start of their holiday giving campaign.
This year’s event was the 19th annual Lights of Hope launch, the start of St. Paul’s largest fundraising campaign.
The display is made by volunteers using entirely donated materials, including 10 kilometres of lights and more than 100,000 bulbs.
The display takes about two months of planning before the building can begin.
Since it started in 1998, Lights of Hope has raised more than $28 million for St. Paul’s GI Clinic, Emergency Department, Maternity Centre, and Centre for Heart Lung Innovation. The funds have supported groundbreaking research and the purchase of new equipment.
This year, St. Paul’s is hoping to raise $3 million through the Lights of Hope campaign to fund emergency eye car equipment for the Teck Emergency Centre, a “Sim Mom” to help train staff for emergency situations in the maternity ward, an art cart program for patients on dialysis, and traditional food for special gatherings at the All Nations Sacred Space in the Immunodeficiency Clinic.
November 24 was the kick off event for the Lights of Hope campaign. The community celebration had fireworks, food trucks, and musical entertainment.
Lights of Hope is still accepting donations through their website, or you can text LIGHTS to 45678 to donate $20.
The Lights of Hope display will be up until January 9.
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