(November 21, 2013) – The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital will celebrate the gift of loved ones at the annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, December 1 at 5 pm in the atrium at Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Lansdowne campus.

“We invite members of the community, hospital workers, patients, and of course, friends and family of those honored to join us,” said Becky Ottinger, chairman of the Lights of Love program.  At the ceremony the Lights of Love tree will be lighted, the names of those honored or memorialized during this year will be read and those present will light candles as names are read.  Music will be provided by Loudoun County High School Chamber  Choir directed by Robin Duncan and refreshments then served to families and guests.

“Lights of Love is a year-round project of remembrance that raises funds for nursing scholarships for those who live and/or work in Loudoun County,” said Verla Page, president of The Ladies Board.  “In 2013 The Ladies Board granted 70 nursing scholarships for a total of over $104,000.”

Contributions to Lights of Love to honor or remember special people are a way of expressing appreciation for those we love and cherish.  The names of those so honored are recorded in the Book of Remembrance kept in the atrium of the hospital at Lansdowne.  To place a light on the Lights of Love tree, donations can be mailed to

Lights of Love, The Ladies Board

P.O. Box 6115

Leesburg, VA 20178

Donation forms can be found in the atrium of the hospital next to the Book of Remembrance, at Twice Is Nice thrift shop in Leesburg, or by going to the web site: www.LadiesBoard.org  and clicking on Lights of Love.  For additional information please call 703-771-2985.

Media Contact: Becky Ottinger 703- 609-6858

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About the Ladies Board: The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital is a Leesburg based non-profit organization with the mission to promote good will between the community and the hospital and to raise funds for nursing education, patient services, and special projects.  The Ladies Board sponsors the Lights of Love remembrance program and operates the Twice Is Nice thrift shop, the Hospital Gift Shop, and the annual Hospital Rummage Sale.

About Inova
Inova is a not-for-profit health care system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving over two million people with over 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia. Inova consists of five hospitals including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care unit. Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital. Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. More information and statistics about Inova is at www.inova.org.