ONANCOCK – The Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital’s 38th annual Festival of Lights will be a virtual Facebook celebration this year in keeping with Riverside’s focus on safety and social distancing.
The Book of Honor that is typically handed out at the event will scroll across the screen during the Facebook event listing the loved ones being honored or memorialized by light purchasers.
Lights can be purchased in any quantity for $10 each, and there are opportunities to purchase larger virtual Book of Honor ads as well. New this year is the opportunity to purchase an individually engraved snowflake ornament that will hang on a tree at RSMH during the holidays and then will be mailed to the donor in January to become a part of their future holiday celebrations.
To participate, find the link pinned to the top of Riverside Shore Memorial’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/riversideshorememorial), or call 757-302-2140. Also new this year is the ability to purchase a light, ad or ornament online with a credit card at donatenow.networkforgood.org/festivaloflights.
Because honorees receive an acknowledgment of the gift, it’s a thoughtful way to share holiday greetings with loved ones and support a worthy cause as well.
Proceeds from the Auxiliary’s annual events and from their Carousel Gift Shop support technology advances, patient care and team member continuing education at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital.