In 2012, we are celebrating the 11th anniversary of Tree of Lights gifts to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. During the holiday season each year, Tree of Lights is on display in the Parkside Building. Hearts inscribed with a name you request is put on the Memory Tree located in the main lobby. Hearts are returned to the donor after the holidays.
ALL funds raised by the 2012 Tree of Lights campaign will go to the Adult Down Syndrome Center. Funds raised will provide technical equipment needed to assist patients and share information about Down syndrome with individuals, families, and professionals from across the country and around the world.
In 2012, the Adult Down Syndrome Center (ADSC) celebrates its 20th anniversary. The Center’s two founders, Brian Chicoine, MD and Dennis and McGuire, PhD, started the clinic because of a need expressed by the National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS), a Chicago based parent organization. NADS members were looking for quality healthcare for their adolescent and adult children with Down syndrome. Since it’s beginning in January of 1992 the ADSC has served the health and psychological needs of over 5,000 individuals with Down syndrome.
Through the years the Center’s Physicians and staff have gained unparalleled experience and knowledge of the medical and psychological concerns of patients, grown their multidisciplinary team and expanded their services. They see patients from across the state of Illinois and provide resource information nationwide. For more information, click here.
Hearts may be purchased beginning in November. Contribution envelopes are available at the hospital’s information desk.
To learn more or make a donation, please call us at 847.723.6105.