TITUSVILLE, FLA. (December 4, 2019)—Parrish Healthcare | Parrish
Medical Center (PMC) offers free events, makes donations and works with
many worthy causes throughout north Brevard, all to help create a brighter,
healing holiday season.
PMC is nationally recognized as a healing environment and especially during
the holidays it is an environment that is uplifted with beautiful decorations
and community fellowship. Festive holiday displays, including themed Christmas
trees, a Santa’s village, Menorah, wreathes, garland and other displays
are set up throughout the medical center. The displays are the creative
work of local designer and decorator Dawn Aklin of Floral Creations by
Dawn. The holiday displays made their PMC debut in 2002 and were refreshed
this year thanks to generous donations made by the PMC Auxiliary.
Accompanying the holiday displays are musical performances by community
groups throughout the season. A performance schedule can be found online
at www.parrishhealthcare.com and includes performances by Hollis Music
Studio, Apollo Elm Choir, Brevard Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, Tampa
Christian School, North Brevard Home School Association Carolers, and
the Parrish Children’s Center.
From 5–7 p.m. on Dec. 5, PMC presents its 28th annual Gift of Light
holiday celebration. Each year thousands of people gather to enjoy free
family activities and holiday entertainment.
To honor or commemorate loved ones, many attending the Gift of Light purchase
a memorial light on the Gift of Light centerpiece, a 50-foot Christmas
tree. Over the years these contributions have raised more than $380,000
for important community needs and projects.
On Saturday morning, Dec. 7, the annual Breakfast with Santa, presented
by the PMC Auxiliary, will be held in the hospital atrium. Tickets are
$4 for children 2-10 and $5 for adults with proceeds benefiting community
health and wellness. For information on attending Breakfast with Santa
and the breakfast reservation times still available, contact Parrish Community
Services at 321-268-6111.
Throughout the year, No One Hungry partners with the Parrish Partners
in Healing program to collect non-perishable food items. During December,
we invite you to drop off donations to Parrish Medical Center and the
Parrish Healthcare Centers in Port St. John and Titus Landing.
On Dec. 21 PMC care partners will make a donation to North Brevard Sharing
Center of warm, water-resistant sleeping bags for the homeless. The donation
will be part of North Brevard Sharing Center’s national Homeless
Memorial Day service. PMC care partners sew the sleeping bags from sterile
surgical wraps and mats. The special material conserves heat and is water-resistant.
The first such donation was made last year and is made throughout the year.
PMC care partners also work with North Brevard Sharing Center on its annual
Charity Angel Tree project gathering gifts for area children in need.
Hundreds of north Brevard children in need have their Christmas wishes
granted through this program every year.
And, PMC care partners together with Parrish Senior Solutions purchase
gifts for seniors living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities
as part of The Holiday Giving Trees for Seniors coordinated by TRIAD and
“The holiday season is when the healing heart of Parrish Medical
Center shines even brighter as we serve to fulfill our mission of Healing
Experiences for Everyone All The Time®, says Natalie Sellers, Vice
President, Communications, Community & Corporate Services. “It
warms our hearts to see the community, patients and their families admiring
the beautiful holiday decorations, listening to Christmas concerts in
our atrium and sharing in the festivities of our annual Gift of Light.”
For more information about any Parrish Healthcare community healing activities
during the holidays or throughout the year, please visit www.parrishhealthcare.com.