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Parrish Healthcare Brightens the Holiday Season in North Brevard County

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 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 law enforcement.

“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