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‘Lights of Love’ raffle tickets now on sale
November 19, 2012

Tickets for the Ripon Medical Center (RMC) Volunteers “Lights of Love” program are now on sale with exciting prizes.

This year’s prizes include: a folded pinwheel pattern quilt (62x62) and quilt rack, 24 Days of Christmas music box calendar, and a Christmas cardinal gift set.

Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. They are available at the Ripon Medical Center’s Greeter’s Station and Center Shoppe, Ripon Drug and BMO Harris Bank (formerly M&I). Raffle winners will be drawn at the Lights of Love ceremony on Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to join the RMC Volunteers that evening for a special lighting ceremony in the hospital’s Green Lake Room, 933 Newbury Street in Ripon.

Michael Walgenbach, owner of Ripon Electric, and his team have generously prepared the 40-foot tree located on RMC property on the east side of Metomen Street across from the hospital which displays both white and colored lights, representing memorial and honorary remembrances respectively.

“Please join us for this celebratory evening,” according to Karen Gross, RMC Volunteer Services liaison. “It’s a touching time, knowing we are honoring and remembering loved ones through cheerful lights, words and music. It’s a time of reflection and joy and, for many of us, it signals the true beginning of the holiday season.”

Refreshments will be served, and the choir from Our Savior United Church of Christ, under the direction of David Thompson, will lead the group in carols.

Also that evening, the Center Shoppe at RMC will be open to offer a 30 percent discount on any purchases made that evening for those who attend the ceremony. This does not include consignment items, candy or greeting cards.

The lights are available for a suggested donation of $5 per designation, and proceeds from this year’s project will help support RMC Anticoagulation Management Services and Ambulatory Infusion Services.

Infusion therapy offers intravenously (IV) administered medication. Infusion therapy is staffed by registered nurses who administer IV infusions, blood and iron transfusions, IV antibiotics and intramuscular injections. Staff can also discontinue chemotherapy infusion pumps, draw labs from vascular access devices and oversee anticoagulation therapy. 

Anticoagulation Management Services helps patients manage anticoagulant medications.  An anticoagulant (such as warfarin) is a blood-thinning agent commonly prescribed for individuals to prevent or treat blood clots.

Lights of Love brochures, including donation forms, are available to share with friends and neighbors at the Ripon Medical Center Greeter’s Station and Center Shoppe, Ripon Drug and HMO Harris Bank.

For more information, contact Gross at (920) 748-0451.

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