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Campus kicks off Tree of Life lighting, MUSC Angel Tree program

By Dennis Frazier
Facilities and Capital Improvements

The Horseshoe was lighted up on Nov. 20, as MUSC’s Tree of Life and Angel Tree event officially kicked off the MUSC community’s efforts.

Patients, visitors, faculty, staff and administration were treated to festive holiday music courtesy of the Isle of Palms Coastal Belles and the Salvation Army Band. Medical center executive director and CEO Pat Cawley, M.D. welcomed visitors and spoke about the history of the tree and its significance during the holidays.

The campus’ Tree of Life honors the year’s memorable events that occured at MUSC. photos provided

“This is a big event here at MUSC. A lot of employees and medical staff are heavily involved in the MUSC Angel Tree effort and really look forward to it ever year,’ said Cawley.

Salvation Army of the Lowcountry’s Major Thomas Richmond also shared his appreciation of the MUSC community and their dedication to the spirit of giving in the Tri-county area.

“What better way to light this tree today in front of this place — an institution of healing, learning and knowledge. This also is a place of sorrows on some days. But mostly it is a place of joy where hands are helping others and hearts are reaching out and each of you make others your priority,” said Richmond.

Tree lighters for this event featured two brothers who earlier that same morning welcomed the birth of their baby sister at the MUSC Labor and Delivery unit.

Thanks and recognition go to MUSC personnel who contributed to the success of this event. They are Bruce Mills, Catherine Colonna, Contrenia Haynes, Damon Amella, Earle Droze, Fred Miles, George Goodhue, Greg Weigle, Gopi OmRaju, Jackie Samuels, James Garbarini, Jennifer Pearce Aldrich, Jessica McElrath, Jim Roche, Josh Ivey, Katy Kuder, Kyle Connelly, Liz Nista, Mark Brown, Mary Lester, Melilssa Kubu, Mike Schultz, Nate Dubosh, Paul Hunt, Robin Smith, Sue Grimm, University Electrical Shop, Vicki Marsi, Warren Sholl and Zone Maintenance Shops.

December 6, 2013

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