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Tidelands Health launches ‘Lights of Love’ to honor loved ones, provide scholarships

Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 3:14 PM EST
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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Tidelands Health is providing an opportunity for people in the community to honor a loved one while also helping to make someone’s dreams of becoming a doctor or nurse a reality.

The “Lights of Love” campaign allows those who donate to honor, memorialize or recognize this holiday season.

The money from the “Lights of Love” campaign supports scholarships awarded through the health system’s McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching. The initiative helps fund scholarships to Tidelands Health employees who want to advance their healthcare education and also for high school seniors who want to pursue a healthcare-related degree.

“I think the community really enjoys investing time and their energy into healthcare workers, especially with the pandemic. There’s such a need for healthcare workers now, so it’s really nice to see the community come together with high school students and our employee partners,” said Student Program Coordinator Caitlyn Krask.

Tidelands Health Foundation members said they hope they can surpass the $30,000 they were able to raise last year. With last year’s donations, five Tidelands Health employees were awarded $5,000 in scholarships, and four local high school students were also awarded scholarships.

“A donation to Lights of Love truly is a special gift,” said Jessica Sasser, executive director of the Tidelands Health Foundation. “Not only are you honoring an individual who is special to you, but you are also helping our current and future health care heroes further their education to serve our community.”

A minimum $10 tax-deductible donation will illuminate a light on the holiday trees at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and Tidelands Health Medical Park at The Market Common.

The Foundation will illuminate a light on the holiday trees at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial...
The Foundation will illuminate a light on the holiday trees at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and Tidelands Health Medical Park at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach.(wmbf)

Those who wish to donate can honor anyone such as a family member, friend, teacher or frontline healthcare worker.

You’re open to visit any of the lit-up trees this holiday season. Donations can be made now through Jan. 15, 2022. CLICK HERE for the donation form or you can call 843-652-8080 for more information.

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