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Holiday “Giving Wreaths” Program

If you visit Rush Copley’s main lobby between now and December 13, you will see an extraordinary display of colorful holiday wreaths hanging in the windows. Rush Copley employees volunteer to decorate the wreaths which are raffled off to support hospital programs that benefit our patients and promote better health in our community. The “Giving Wreaths” program is part of the annual Employee Giving Campaign through which health care providers and other staff at Rush Copley generously give back to our community.

Some of the programs supported through this campaign are underwritten entirely through charitable giving. For instance, Waterford Place, Rush Copley’s cancer resource center, offers a wide array of free classes, support groups, counseling and holistic offerings like nutrition, fitness, art/music therapy, salon services, yoga and meditation. These programs are open to anyone in our community impacted by a cancer diagnosis, including family members and caregivers, regardless of where they receive their cancer treatment.

Another example is our Movement Disorders Program, which offers support groups, art and music therapy, exercise classes and a wide array of educational programs free of charge to patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor and other movement disorders. Programs address mobility, balance, speech, as well as the stress, depression and social isolation that can result from living with a chronic, progressive disease.

Employees receive 5 raffle tickets just for turning in your employee giving campaign forms by December 13! Or, anyone can buy a raffle ticket to support the campaign and win the wreath of your choice in the Glass Promenade Gift Shop. Tickets cost $2 each. Write your name, phone number, and the number of the wreath you hope to win on your ticket and deposit it in the marked box in the lobby.

The drawing will be held and winners notified on Monday, December 16.

  • 1. Olde King Holly of Yule, Maryll Moon
  • 2. Beauty & the Beast, Administration. Includes four tickets to Beauty and the Beast at the Paramount Theater on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.
  • 3. Heartfelt Christmas Wishes - Diagnostic Cardiology
  • 4. Nightmare Before Christmas, Kathy Gordon
  • 5. Winter Wonderland, Women's Health. Includes $25 Gift Card for Panera's.
  • 6. Comfort & Joy, Decision Support
  • 7. Winter Joy, Urology
  • 8. Believe in the Season, Kim and Eryn Walko
  • 9. Baby It's Frozen Outside!, Lisa Lapinski and Pops! for Patients
  • 10.  'Tis the Season, Perioperative Services
  • 11. We Woof you a Merry Christmas, Yorkville FEC
  • 12. Christmas Around the World, Perioperative Services
  • 13. The Stockings Were Hung With Care, Marie Donohue
  • 14. An Ornamental Christmas, Sharon Colin, NICU
  • 15. Wonder Woman Is Not a Fictional Character.  Wonder Woman Is a Mindset!, Center Secretaries, Emergency Department
  • 16. Ringing in Excellence, Patient Support Services
  • 17. It's a Snowman Parade, LGBTQ+ Resource Alliance, Kelsey Gardner & Friends
  • 18. Baking Spirits Bright, Planning Team
  • 19. MCAI - with you every STEP of the way!, MCAI. Includes shoes (size 8) custom designed by Bucketfeet, socks, ornaments and a $100 Gift card to DSW.
  • 20. It's Raining Snowmen, Glass Promenade Gift Shop. Includes $50 Gift Card for the Glass Promenade Gift Shop.
  • 21. Jingles and Joy, GI / Pain / IVF
  • 22.  A Literary Wonderland, Jurgen-Jones Family
  • 23. The Nightmare Before Christmas, Leticia Lopez & Maureen Schroba
  • 24. Christmas Campsite, Stefanie Eschbach, NICU
  • 25. Baby It's Cold Outside!, Jennifer Lerner and Daughter
  • 26. Christmas Calories Don't Count!, ICU. Includes
  • 27. Hometown Holidays, Rush CVT Surgery
  • 28. Royal Blessing, Castle Orthopaedics
  • 29. Hope for the Holidays, Cancer Center Nurses
  • 30. Christmas Tree Farm, Louise Fazio, NICU
  • 31. A Wizard Wonderland, Nikki Chapman, OB Department
  • 32. Christmas Bells, Tammy Chapman
  • 33. Winter Wonderland, Stacy Wickman, NICU
  • 34. Gingerbread and Hot Cocoa, Louise Fazio, NICU
  • 35. Country Christmas, Tammy Chapman
  • 36. Holiday Tidings-Peace-Love-Joy, Tammy Chapman
  • 37. Christmas Mouse, Tammy Chapman
  • 38. Christmas on the Farm, Louise Fazio, NICU
  • 39. Winter Wishes, Tammy Chapman
  • 40. Owl Be Home For Christmas, Louise Fazio, NICU
  • 41. Woodland Christmas, Louise Fazio, NICU
  • 42. Buffalo Plaid Christmas, Louise Fazio, NICU
  • 43. Candy Cane Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses, Human Resources. Includes $100 Starbucks Gift Card.
  • 44. Merry Christmas!, Labor & Delivery
  • 45. Happy and Healthy, Walgreens Staff. Includes $25 Walgreens Gift Card.
  • 46. Loco for Hot Cocoa, Rush Copley OB/Gyne & Midwifery. Includes $25 Dunkin' Donuts Gift Card.
  • 47. Welcome to the Nuthouse!, Therapy Services. Includes One Dozen Cake Pops and $75 Amazon Gift Card.
  • 48. Happy Troll-idays!, Aurora Pediatrics. Includes Double Feature DVD:  Trolls and Trolls Holiday Movies.
  • 49. Winter Wonderland, WHCA
  • 50. Christmas Vacation, Beth Smith, Aquatics Department
  • 51. Four Seasons, Healthplex staff Dick Applebaugh, Grace, Joseph, Jocelyn & Danielle
  • 52. Birds of a Feather, WHCA  height=
  • 53. Gingerbread Bakery, Labor & Delivery
  • 54. The Nightmare Before Christmas, Rush Copley Cardiovascular
  • 55. Frosty's Christmas Wish, Kids Active Club
  • 56. Joyful Wishes, Sue Boldt, Healthplex Business Office. Includes $25 Gift Cards for Starbucks, Buttermilk and All Things Beautiful.
  • 57. Candy Cane Wishes, Healthplex Desk Services Department
  • 58. Ornamental Surprise, Konni, Grace, Jamie and Heather, Healthplex Membership Department. Includes 2 month family membership to the Rush Copley Healthplex.
  • 59. Run Forest Run!, Christine Ruddy and Carrie Long
  • 60. Merry Grinchmas!, Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center
  • 61. Wine Time!, Donna Carter, Diabetes Education Program. Includes $25 Gift Card for Coopers Hawk.
  • 62. A Frozen Christmas, Castle Business Associates. Includes $50 Movie Theater Gift Card.
  • 63. The Giving Wreath, Claudia Langoni, Healthplex Youth Programming. Includes $25 Gift Cards for Jewel, Target and Kohl's.
  • 64. Sweet Dreams, Patient Financial Services. Includes Gift cards totaling more than $165 (Wings ETC, Fannie May, Subway, Fandango, Dunkin' Donuts, West Aurora HS Band discount cards).
  • 65. Merry Grinchmas!, Amber Lackey and Jackie Mauricio, Pediatrics & Family Medicine, Oswego
  • 66. I've Got Christmas On My Mind, NSU
  • 67. Breakfast with Santa, Outpatient Registration
  • 68. Silver Bells, Sonia Holliday, Nursing Administrative Supervisors Team
  • 69. A Farmhouse Christmas, Kathryn Panther, NICU
  • 70. I'll be GNOME for Christmas, Kathryn Panther, NICU
  • 71. Santa's Workshop, Kathryn Panther, NICU. Includes 6 tickets to the Wizard of Oz and a $50 Ballydoyle gift card.
  • 72. Bird House, RCMG, Primary Care, Suite 400
  • 73. Snowflakes, RCMG, Primary Care, Suite 400
  • 74. Snowman Wonderland, RCMG, Primary Care, Suite 400
  • 75. Baby It’s Cold Outside, Emergency Department
  • 76. Gnome for the Holidays, Mary Borchardt, NICU
  • 77. We've Got Ears Say Cheers, Fiscal Services
  • 78. A Nutcracker Christmas, Mandy Bolander & Dana Rauchmiller, Physician Services .
  • 79. A Very Copley Christmas, Colleen Armendaris. Includes $25 Gift Cards from Jazzman's and Glass Promenade Gift Shop.
  • 80. A Nordic Gnome Christmas, Gina Gilchrist, PMR
  • 81. A Nightmare Before Christmas, RCMG Billing Office
  • 82. In Honor of Our Troopz, RCMG Billing Office
  • 83. Woodland Christmas, Gail Fischetti, Lab
  • 84. Year of Giving, Amanda Ivancicts
  • 85. International Medicine, RCMG, Primary Care, Suite 400
  • 86. Flowers of the Holy Night, Rush Copley Respiratory Consultants
  • 87. A Cardinal Christmas, Beth Williams, NICU
  • 88. The Winning Wreath, Becky Welch, NICU. Includes Lottery Tickets.
  • 89. Have a Scentsational Holiday, RCMG ENT Associates. Includes $100 Jewel Gift Card
  • 90. It's a Hot Chocolate Kind of Day!, Medical Records. Includes Four Dunkin' Donuts Gift Cards.
  • 91. With Love from Minnesota, Marnie Karels. Includes Beaded Necklace (displayed on wreath)
  • 92. Santa's Workshop, Emily Burian, NICU
  • 93. Elfin' Around, Carol Heinz, NICU
  • 94. Home Sweet Home, ICU
  • 95. Classic Christmas, Barb Douglas