January 8, 2009
Batesville, AR- White River Health System Foundation Life Lights Program
Life Lights, the annual holiday fundraising campaign to benefit patient care at White River Health System (WRHS) facilities, raised over $11,000 for the purchase of medical technology. Holiday lights and decorations on the hospital's walking track and along the north side of the building along with Christmas trees and signage recognized donors to the program. In addition to the traditional lights and decorations, the WRHS Foundation sponsored a Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest as a part of the fundraising campaign.
Children in grades K-3 from Batesville, Southside and Newport School Districts were given an opportunity to design a holiday greeting card. Over 700 drawings were submitted and one winner was selected from each grade level.
The winners are as follows: Kindergarten, Parker Thompson, Castleberry Elementary (Newport); 1st Grade, Allie Chism, West Magnet (Batesville); 2nd Grade, Katie McCorkle, Castleberry Elementary (Newport); and 3rd Grade, Shelby Burrow, Southside Elementary (Batesville).
Winners received savings bonds donated from Citizens Bank, First Community Bank and First National Banking Company along with an art kit from the WRHS Foundation. The winning works of art were developed into holiday greeting cards and sold at the WRHS Foundation office and the White River Medical Center (WRMC) Gift Shop.
Since 1995, Life Lights has raised more than $100,000 for the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, nursing education scholarships, pediatric equipment and advanced medical technology.
Contributions to WRHS Foundation are tax deductible under IRS guidelines. For more information about Life Lights or other charitable giving programs of the WRHS Foundation please call 870-262-6033.