The Tree of Love event spreads joy and generosity to loved ones and future generations.

Each year, JRMC Foundation hosts the Tree of Love in December. Individuals purchase an ornament for a cherished family member or friend. In return, the recipient receives a tribute card in the mail and may pick up an ornament. All proceeds benefit patient care at JRMC.

“This year, we’ve received $11,930 in honor and memory of 165 individuals,” said JRMC Foundation Director Lisa Jackson. Last year’s event raised $7,000. Proceeds benefited JRMC’s littlest patients and their caregivers and purchased fetal monitoring systems in the family birthplace.

Foundation gave a total of 191 complimentary ornaments this year in memory of volunteers and benefactors of JRMC Foundation.

The response this year is “overwhelming.”

“Tree of Love is one of my favorite events because it is so heartfelt,” she said. “Individuals dedicate ornaments to colleagues, caregivers, educators and friends. They also dedicate ornaments in memory of loved ones. It’s a beautiful way to support the future of patient care as well as honor those memories.”

Ornaments are available through Dec. 31 for a year-end donation in any amount. Supporters can give online on the JRMC Foundation page or by mail.

“The Tree of Love is up through the New Year. The names upon it are cherished. Thank you for celebrating the holidays with us. We are grateful for your gift and the shared commitment to providing legendary care close to home. Your generosity provides resources and resiliency to achieve that,” Jackson said.

For more information on the Tree of Love or funding projects, contact JRMC Foundation at (701) 952-4880.