For more than 20 years, Friends of UW Health has hosted Love Lights as a way for families to remember their loved ones during the holiday season and to raise funds to support patient care initiatives through our grants program. While we had planned to host a virtual event for the third year in a row, staffing changes and consideration of the intended spirit of the event led us to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s program and work toward reimaging the memorial celebration for next year.

We have been so very grateful for your continued support over the years. While we will not be hosting the Love Lights program, Friends of UW Health will continue to support patients and families through our grant program and the patient and family assistance fund. These programs help stabilize patients with urgent needs by covering housing/rent, hotel rooms, transportation, utilities, medical equipment, supplies, and health services not covered by insurance. And they help improve health outcomes for many of our most vulnerable patients.