On Sunday, December 2, the Spectrum Health United Memorial Foundation will hold its annual Tree of Lights celebration at 4 p.m. at United Hospital.
Proceeds to benefit Spectrum Health United Lifestyles Maternal Infant Health Program rFunds raised from this year’s Tree of Lights will support the Spectrum Health United Lifestyles Maternal Infant Health Program. This program provides professional in-home visits to at-risk pregnant women and infants from birth to age one in Montcalm County who have Medicaid insurance. These professionals help moms access educational programs and resources on prenatal care, childbirth, parenting, family planning, nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
The in-home visits are covered by Medicaid; however, the United Lifestyles Maternal Infant Health Program also provides tangible items that are needed but only possible through donations. For example, pack and plays, car seats, baby gates and diapers. The goal of the program is to help at-risk moms deliver full-term healthy babies and reduce infant mortality.
The event also includes musical sounds of the season, delicious refreshments and reading of names of those honored and remembered. The sponsored names will also be thoughtfully displayed in the hospital throughout the holiday season. The Tree of Lights is a free community event; everyone is invited to share in this special holiday tradition. The event will be held in the hospital central waiting area, followed by refreshments in the main front lobby.
If you would like information on The Tree of Lights, please visit http://spectrumhealth.org/tree-of-lights or contact the Foundation at 616.225.6427. For information on the Maternal Infant Health Program, please contact Spectrum Health United Lifestyles at 616.754.6185.