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Holiday event helps fund medical advances

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Posted at 7:19 PM, Nov 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-24 21:19:57-05
Image courtesy Jubileeoftrees.org

Image courtesy Jubileeoftrees.org

SOUTHERN UTAH – An annual event that raises funds for medical advances features a veritable forest of festive trees.

The Jubilee of Trees, which is put on by Dixie Regional Medical Center and thousands of volunteers, has brought in millions of dollars in the 33 years of its existence, according to a press release.

The trees on display are designed and donated by a variety of people and organizations, and the money earned from selling the trees, as well as funds raised from events and other sources, goes toward medical causes. The organizers wish to advance DRMC’s trauma care to level II.

According to the press release, this year’s event seeks, “to ensure good health and a high quality of life by…

  • Ensuring the full spectrum of trauma care is available, here at home, when needed
  • Preventing critically injured patients from losing precious time to care
  • Sparing families the stresses and financial burdens imposed by travel for care
  • Making a real difference in our community — from our regional neighbors to those closest to us”

The festival continues through Monday. For more information, visit their website.