Vancouver’s iconic Lights of Hope is going virtual in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual campaign by St. Paul’s Hospital has been reimagined as Hope at Home, and the twinkling lights will be available 24/7 on the foundation’s website.
“COVID-19 has highlighted more than ever the importance of health care in our community,” St. Paul’s said in a release. “Lights of Hope will continue to celebrate the life-saving work being done across Providence Health Care with a few exciting changes.”
In addition to the livestream, which will run until January 4, 2021, limited-edition Hope at Home star lanterns will also be available.
The lanterns were inspired by the nightly cheer for frontline healthcare workers that began during the first wave of the pandemic.
“Just like the stars on our lighting display at St. Paul’s, Hope at Home stars symbolize your well wishes and support for patients and residents,” the foundation said.
“As we celebrate apart this season, but with the same care and compassion, please join us from your home or business and be a part of this celebration of community spirit.”
Donations to Lights of Hope, including the purchase of a Hope at Home lantern, will help Providence Health Care workers deliver the best possible care to patients and prepare them for any unforeseen challenges.
They will help fund the purchase of urgently needed equipment, life-saving research, community programs, and other essential patient and resident services.
Now in its 22nd year, more than $40 million has been donated to Lights of Hope to date.
“Our community has demonstrated that we are strongest when we care for one another,” St. Paul’s said.
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