Contact: Tessa Konen
For Immediate Release
Heartspring and KWCH 12 partner for the tenth annual Lights on the Lake Holiday Light Tour
WICHITA, Kan. – Heartspring will host the tenth annual Lights on the Lake Holiday Light Tour beginning Friday, November 29, 2013. The tour is open until Christmas Day and features thousands of lights on Heartspring’s 37-acre campus off of 29th Street between Rock and Webb Roads. All proceeds from the light tour will help fund life-changing therapies to children with special needs at Heartspring Pediatric Services.
“Lights on the Lake is Heartspring Pediatric Services’ main fundraiser each year, raising more than $100,000 for Financial Assistance. Children and families who are uninsured or underinsured are eligible to apply and receive discounted, needed weekly therapy services,” said Kimberly Becker, Director of Heartspring Pediatric Services. “We could not continue to provide speech, occupational, physical, and psychological services to these children without the generous donations collected through Lights on the Lake. Last year, Heartspring Pediatric Services provided more than $150,000 in financial assistance to more than 100 children thanks to donations through events like Lights on the Lake.”
Heartspring’s Lights on the Lake Holiday Light Tour will be open to the public every night until Christmas Day. The tour begins at 5:30 each night and will close at 9PM Sunday through Thursday and 10PM on Friday and Saturday nights. Guests are encouraged to stop by Heartspring’s Conference Center, transformed into Santa’s Workshop, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for photos with Santa, cookies, hot cocoa, special guests and live entertainment. This weekend’s entertainment includes Heights High School Band, WPD and WFD guests, KWCH 12’s Katie Hatfield, Wichita Adventist Christian Academy choir and band and Thunderdog.
More than 830 local children receive therapies at Heartspring each year. Most of these children require multiple therapies ranging from speech, physical, occupational and Applied Behavior Analysis to audiology services, including cochlear implant mapping.