Wilmington, Massachusetts-based lighting technology company OSRAM is teaming up with Boston Children’s Hospital to “Light Up” the hospital and the city of Boston in an effort to support patients and their families during these cold winter months.
At sunset on February 15, dozens of businesses and city buildings will light up simultaneously in blue, the hospital’s signature color, to show their support for the city’s youngest patients.
Buildings and other locations to be lit up include Boston City Hall, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge.
To support the partnership between the company and the hospital, OSRAM has given a $250,000 gift to Boston Children’s and donated light-up bracelets which will be available to patient, their families and hospital employees as a fundraising opportunity. The gift and all proceeds from the bracelets will benefit the “Every Child Fund,” which supports the areas of greatest need at the hospital. Additionally, OSRAM employees and their families will have the opportunity to volunteer at Boston Children’s Hospital as part of the three-year partnership to show their support for patients and families.
“We’re thrilled to have joined forces with OSRAM for the ‘Light Up’ our hospital initiative and are enthusiastic about where this partnership will take us over the next three years,” says Dick Argys, chief administrative officer at Boston Children’s Hospital. “Together, we will not only brighten the lives of patients and families visiting the hospital, but also will work to build a support system of hope by spreading the light throughout the City of Boston.”
Adds Michael Flieger, chief financial officer for OSRAM Americas, headquartered in a Boston suburb: “Boston Children’s Hospital is not only well-known, it is respected across the world for its outstanding patient care and pediatric research. As a global organization, we are proud to work with Boston Children’s Hospital to help support the many families who travel both nationally and internationally so that their children can receive the medical care they so desperately need.”