Wilmington Lighting Company & Boston Children’s Hospital To ‘Light Up’ The City In Support Of Patient Families

WILMINGTON, MA — Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, is teaming up with Boston Children’s Hospital to ‘Light Up’ the hospital and the City of Boston in an effort to support patients and their families during these cold winter months. The three-year partnership kicks off today with the announcement of the inaugural city-wide event, Light Up Our Hospital, Ignited by Osram, to be held at sunset (5:17 p.m.) on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

“Boston Children’s Hospital is not only well-known, it is respected across the world for its outstanding patient care and pediatric research,” said Michael Flieger, Chief Financial Officer, Osram Americas Region, headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts. “As a global organization, we are proud to work with Boston Children’s Hospital to help support the many families who travel both nationally and internationally so that their children can receive the medical care they so desperately need.”

During the Light Up Our Hospital event on Feb. 15, 2018, buildings and businesses around the City of Boston will simultaneously light up in blue, the hospital’s signature color, to show their support for the city’s youngest patients. The buildings and businesses, as well as government offices, currently committed to lighting up include:

  • 100 Northern Avenue
  • 888 Boylston
  • Atlantic Wharf
  • Blu Restaurant
  • Boston City Hall
  • Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
  • Boston Police Department
  • Cambridge Hyatt
  • Government Center
  • Hotel Commonwealth
  • IBEW Billboard
  • Mass College of Art and Design
  • Northern Bank
  • Ocean Prime
  • One Financial Center
  • ONE Marine Park Drive
  • Post Office Square
  • Prudential Tower
  • Rose Kennedy Greenway
  • Sheraton Boston
  • South Station
  • TD Garden
  • The Envoy Hotel
  • Two International Place
  • UMASS Boston
  • W Hotel
  • Westin Waterfront Hotel
  • WGBH Digital Board (Mass Pike)
  • Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge

To support the partnership, Osram has given a $250,000 gift to Boston Children’s, and donated light-up bracelets which will be available to patients at Boston Children’s Hospital, their families, and hospital employees as a fundraising opportunity. The gift and all proceeds from the bracelets will benefit the Every Child Fund, which supports the areas of greatest need at Boston Children’s Hospital. Additionally, Osram employees and their families will have the opportunity to volunteer at Boston Children’s Hospital as part of the three-year partnership to show their support for patients and families.

“We’re thrilled to have joined forces with Osram for the ‘Light Up’ our Hospital initiative and are enthusiastic about where this partnership will take us over the next three years,” said Dick Argys, Chief Administrative Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital. “Together, we will not only brighten the lives of patients and families visiting the hospital, but also will work to build a support system of hope by spreading the light throughout the City of Boston.”

To support the cause and donate directly to Boston Children’s Hospital, visit www.bostonchildrens.org/LightUpBoston

About OSRAM SYLVANIA

OSRAM SYLVANIA is part of OSRAM Americas, a group of OSRAM companies located in North and South America. As a leader in lighting solutions and services specializing in innovative design and energy-saving technology, the company sells products under the brand names OSRAM, Traxon, ENCELIUM and SYLVANIA. The portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology, such as infrared or laser lighting, to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. The OSRAM SYLVANIA and OSRAM Americas regional headquarters is located in Wilmington, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.osram-americas.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital is home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. More than 1,100 scientists, including seven members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 members of the Institute of Medicine and 10 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Children’s research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s today is a 415-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care. Boston Children’s is also the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

(NOTE: The above press release is from OSRAM via BusinessWire.)

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