Mayor Leppert, Young Patient Light Holiday Tree at Annual Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Event

November 30, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Each year, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) starts the holiday season in style by hosting a tree lighting and decorating ceremony. Special guest Mayor Tom Leppert joined the celebration this year by lighting the atrium tree with a TSRHC patient.

To kick off the holiday season, 45 volunteer groups representing many Dallas-area organizations gathered at TSRHC to decorate trees throughout the hospital. Dallas mayor Tom Leppert and TSRHC patient Brandalyn West, age 4 of Crowley, officially lit the giant Christmas tree in the hospital atrium. Santa was present to spread holiday cheer, and a group of hospital friends decorated trees placed around the hospital. Following the tree decorating, TSRHC provided dinner for all participants.

About Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children:
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. There is no charge to patient families for treatment at the hospital, and admission is open to Texas children from birth to 18 years of age. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit