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Lights of Love Tree Ornaments Support UVA Hospital Auxiliary

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A Christmas tree decoration in honor of a loved one can benefit patients and families at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Christmas carols got everyone in the holiday spirit at the 29th Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony Wednesday afternoon in the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center.

A $10 donation buys an ornament with the name of a loved one to honor or remember. The money raised will support UVA Hospital Auxiliary projects, ranging from music therapy to providing housing for out-of-town patient families.

"In this past year, the auxiliary contributed over 88,500 volunteer hours to the hospital, so we do a lot of things that couldn't be done without volunteers," said UVA Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers President Jane McLaughlin.

A children's hospital patient waved her magic wand to light the tree for the holiday season.

To purchase an ornament or contribute, call 434-924-5251.

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