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UVa Medical Center Kicks Off 30th Annual Lights of Love

Dec. 12, 2013

The University of Virginia Medical Center unveils this year's Light of Love tree, which helps raise money for auxiliary programs at the hospital.

For $10, you can take an ornament from the tree, and the money goes to benefit the patients and families in the UVa. Health System.

Money raised this year will go toward projects like the therapy dogs and Hospitality House, which provides affordable lodging for out-of-town patients and families.

"Some of them can't believe it's possible that the hospital could do this," said Nancy Hartman, a volunteer at the hospital. "Remember, we take folks who don't have insurance, and folks that are indigent and things like that and we help out all we can."

This is the 30th year for Lights of Love. The event consistently raise between $8,000 and $10,000 a year.

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