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The Valley Hospital Auxiliary Illuminates the “Tree of Light”


December 8, 2017 Ridgewood, New Jersey On Sunday, December 3rd, supporters gathered in the Shotmeyer Lobby of The Valley Hospital to celebrate the Tree of Light Ceremony, a time honored annual event that has been a Valley favorite since 1989.

Musical entertainment was provided by the Ridgewood High School carolers, voices and string ensemble, while the evergreen was lit. The Tree of Light and Reflecting Pool are just outside the lobby, and hundreds of people purchased white lights to represent the memory of someone special, celebrate a birth, wish someone well, or honor an exceptional person. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge to Valley Medical Group’s Child & Adolescent Mental Health Program and Valley Home Care’s Butterflies endowment.

These lights will continue to shine throughout the holiday season.

Peter Diestel, Senior Vice President of Administration and Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Valley Health System; Sandy Carapezza, Director of Development of The Valley Hospital Foundation; Ann Swist, President of The Valley Hospital Auxiliary; Mary Seminara, Chair of The Tree of Light Ceremony; David Bohan, Vice President and Chief Development Officer of The Valley Hospital Foundation.