TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) is doing something a little different this year as it prepares to light its Tree of Life.
The tree lighting will be virtual to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Medical center staff is asking people to not show, but instead, watch online.
The event is a fundraiser to help support TRMC’s hospice and oncology patients with some of their financial needs.
“In the past, it’s gone to pay for a birthday party for a hospice patient, it pays for wigs for our oncology patients. Just kinda those things that can fall through the cracks that may not be the typical part of your care,” explained Rachel Elizondo, the community relations coordinator.
The Tree of Life is a way to honor or to remember loved ones.
There will be a slideshow highlighting all those different people being memorialized this year.
The event will be on Dec. 10, a week from Thursday. It will be live-streamed on Southwell’s Facebook page starting at 6 p.m.