Annual Tree of Lights campaign launched in Elliot Lake

By Rosalind Russell – The Annual Tree of Lights campaign has been launched in Elliot Lake dedicated to the memory of two local notables.

The St. Joseph’s Foundation of Elliot Lake has kicked off its annual Tree of Lights fundraiser which is dedicated in memory to Leslie Aube and George Farkouh.  

According to the release, Aube was a member on the Board of St. Joseph’s Foundation of Elliot Lake and had a career as a teacher before her retirement. She also spent 12 years on the Hospital Board, as well as volunteering with several local organizations.

Farkouh was a long-time businessman in Elliot Lake who also served as councillor and mayor for several terms, a member of the Masonic Lodge and served on several boards including the hospital.

This year, the Foundation is raising funds to assist in the expansion of the oncology renovations at the hospital with the retrofit planned for the coming Spring at a projected cost of $1.4 million.

The foundation is hoping to raise $25,000 through its Tree of Lights campaign with the official lighting taking place Sunday, December 3rd at 6 p.m.

Donation forms are available at local banks and the hospital.

Photo: The tree that graces the front of the Elliot Lake hospital will once again be lit up in memory of loved ones.  Funds raised through the bulb campaign will go towards renovations to the oncology unit for the hospital. Photo – Moose file

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