Holiday “Giving Wreaths” Program
If you visit Rush Copley’s main lobby between December 4 and December 16, 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 14! 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 17.