VERO BEACH — Indian River Medical Center will hold the IRMC Auxiliary’s Celebration of Lights ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. on the hospital grounds.

Chaplain Robert Bremer and Rabbi Michael Birnholz will welcome the holiday season at the 28th annual event. Holiday songs will be performed by Cantor Sara Kheel from Temple Beth Shalom and Vivian McFall. Refreshments will be available in the Ambulatory Services Center lobby following the Christmas tree and Chanukah menorah lighting.

The Celebration of Lights rings in the holidays while also raising money for worthwhile projects. Proceeds from the event are used to purchase unbudgeted items for the IRMC Women’s Health Department to enhance its women’s and children’s programs.

Past purchases include the Hugs and Kisses security system, newborn cardiac monitors, birthing beds, infant warmers, fetal monitors, apnea monitors, the overhead lullaby system, thermometers, otoscopes, ophthalmoscopes, BiliBlanket, jaundice meters and infant hearing screening equipment.

Those who wish to honor or memorialize a family member, friend, teacher or other special person can add a light to the tree through donations ranging from $10 to $250.

For more information, contact IRMC Volunteer Services at (772) 563-4533. Indian River Medical Center is located at 1000 36th St., Vero Beach.

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