It may feel like the Grinch stole Christmas, with so many beloved traditions moving from in-person to online, but – like the cheerful residents of Whoville – organizers are finding the silver lining in these changed circumstances.
The Cullman Regional Hospital Foundation’s Lights of Love fundraiser has been held for 29 years, and this marks the first one done virtually.
“We wanted to put safety first and opted for a virtual program,” said Foundation Executive Director Maria Stanford.
Foundation President and Daystar Church pastor Jerry Lawson emceed the event in video streamed on Face Book. The program was pre-recorded and included musical productions. Throughout the video, the names of those being remembered or honored scrolled on the screen. The event honored families impacted by COVID-19, those who have died from the disease, the healthcare workers at Cullman Regional and all the Cullman Regional Hospice patients who died this year.