The SSM Health Ripon Community Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring its 36th annual “Lights of Love” program, a living memorial or tribute to friends, relatives or dedicated citizens of the community. Proceeds from this year’s project will help fund the upgrade of equipment used to assist patients securely rise from a sitting position and be transported to a new location. It provides safe movement for the patient and eliminates potential for injury to nursing staff. Lights of Love provides the opportunity for individuals, groups, or businesses to purchase lights in honor or memory of loved ones for a gift of $5 or more. The colored lights on the large holiday tree outside of Ripon Community Hospital shine in appreciation or recognition of a living friend, family member or employee, while white bulbs are in memory of a loved one. The names of these individuals will be published in the Ripon Commonwealth Press. While a tree lighting event will not be held this year, the tree will be lit on Thursday, December 7. Lights of Love brochures, including donation forms, are available at the hospital information desk and gift shop. For more information, call 920-229-2746.