MRH Foundation Observes Tree of Shining Love 30th Anniversary

The Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation will be observing the 30th anniversary of the Tree of Shining Love event this holiday season. The MRH Foundation’s Tree of Shining Love event provides a unique, annual opportunity for the public to honor the special people in their lives while supporting local health care services.

“Thirty years ago hospital staff and supporters identified that we had many unsung heroes that have made significant contributions to Marlette and our hospital, both living and deceased, so they established the Tree of Shining Love event to recognize these people. Thirty years later, that same intent applies, but over the years it has expanded for all Thumb Region residents to recognize the special people in their lives,” shares Sara Redman, MRH Foundation Manager.

Proceeds from the 30th anniversary event will help fund a first impressions exterior upgrade project at Marlette Regional Hospital and its four rural health clinics in Brown City, Kingston, Mayville, and North Branch. Speaking of rural health, in addition to those honored by the general public, this year’s Tree of Shining Love event and ceremony will pay special tribute to our Rural Health Community—People, Places, Services. This special group is dedicated to providing jobs, contributing to the infrastructure and success of the communities they are a part of, and most importantly, delivering the care you need, when you need it, close to home.

The public is invited to honor or memorialize the special people in their lives. Those honored and memorialized will be recognized in a special presentation at the Tree of Shining Love Ceremony on Sunday, December 2nd and in local forms of media during the holiday season.

To support this year’s Tree of Shining Love event or for more information, please call the MRH Foundation at 989-635-4011. For more information about Marlette Regional Hospital, visit us online at or “Like” us on Facebook.