Shore Medical Center Auxiliary Celebrates the Season with 22nd Annual Tree of Lights

December 18, 2013


The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center celebrated the start of the holiday season with the illumination of its 22nd Annual Tree of Lights on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, in the Ben and Flora Baker Surgical Pavilion Atrium Lobby.

Memories of family and friends are especially poignant during the holiday season. Through the Tree of Lights, members of the community are invited to commemorate those special people in their lives by making a Memorial or Honorary donation and having their names inscribed in the Tree of Lights book, which is on display in the atrium lobby throughout the holiday season.

This year, the Auxiliary raised more than $4,600 in generous donations. All proceeds will benefit Shore Medical Center’s existing surgical pavilion and campus expansion.

In a brief ceremony attended by Shore Medical executives, employees, patients and members of the community, Auxilians Heidi Angelastro, of Seaville, NJ, and Delores Dengler Vitas of Petersburg, NJ, lit this year’s tree on behalf of fellow Auxilian Betsy Moran, of Margate, NJ. Every year, the Auxiliary chooses one member to light the tree in recognition of their service. Moran joined the auxiliary in 1992 and has been active as a volunteer in the Somers Point Thrift Shop, as well as serving on many fundraising event committees. She is a past recipient of the Shore Medical Center Executive Board Chairman Award and the New Jersey Hospital Association Catalyst of the Year Award.

For more information about the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center, please call 609-653-4646 or visit GiveToShore.org.

Pictured: An Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center tradition returned on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, when the 22nd annual Tree of Lights ceremony took place inside the Ben and Flora Baker Surgical Pavilion Atrium Lobby. Pictured, from left, are Auxilians Delores Dengler Vitas, of Petersburg, NJ, Heidi Angelastro, of Seaville, NJ, and Tree of Lights committee co-chairs Gerrie McNelis and Carol Platt, both of Egg Harbor Township, NJ.