This is the season of love, light, laughter, and lasting memories. It is also a time of honoring those we have lost. We invite you to honor those memories as well as the caregivers that have made an impact on loved ones and community with Love Lights. For over two decades, Friends of UW Health has hosted Love Lights as a way for families to remember cherished loved ones by illuminating the entrance of University Hospital with holiday lights, reminding us of the lives that are touched every day by UW Health. 

We invite you to participate in Love Lights, an annual program to honor and support the ones we love during the holiday season. To make a donation in honor of your loved one or pay tribute to a special person in your life, visit Proceeds benefit patients and families at UW Health.

The names of the honorees will be listed here starting January 2024. To have the name of your loved one included in the display, make your honorary or memorial gift to Love Lights by December 31, 2023.  

In addition to the lights, join us in our virtual Love Lights ceremony from the comfort of your home via your computer or mobile device at 4:00 pm CST on December 17, 2023. The link for the event will be posted on this webpage.

If you would like to include your loved one’s photo in our photo slide show please email your photo to: type your loved one’s name in the Subject Line exactly as you’d like it to appear in the slide show. You can view the photo slide show HERE!

Your tax-deductible donation in support of the Love Lights program will transform the lives of patients and their families at UW Health.

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Donate HERE!