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‘Lights of Love’ Tree Lighting Benefits UVA Hospital Auxiliary

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Pups and people came out for the Lights of Love tree lighting at the University of Virginia Thursday.

The ceremony raises money for UVA Hospital Auxiliary projects. This year it will help provide therapy dogs for patients.

It will also go toward Hospitality House, a program that provides affordable lodging for out-of-town patients and their families.

"They contribute $10 per ornament up on the tree or more. I mean, some people have been very, very generous. It is the auxiliary’s single biggest day of making money for the institution,” said Nancy Hartman, co-chair of Lights of Love.

Anna Pitts, a patient diagnosed with leukemia and treated at UVA Children's Hospital, lit the tree this year.

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