Genesis Bethesda Hospital kicked off the holidays Friday with the offical lighting of the "Tree of Love."
The large fir tree is lit with hundreds of bulbs given in honor or memory of loved ones for a $5 donation. The names of those honored are also displayed in the main lobbies of the hospitals.
Individual trees are available for $100 and line the streets of the hospitals campuses and Genesis Hospice. They have plaques with the honorees and donors names beside each tree.
All of the proceeds from the bulb and tree sales goes to provide care to cancer and Hospice patients. For information on how to donate you can call Genesis Volunteer Services at 454-4700.