Residents of Atlanta are invited to share a heartfelt moment of connection at the "Lights of Love" event organized by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta this Valentine's Day. According to FOX 5 Atlanta, volunteers, families, staff, and supporters will gather outside the windows of all three hospital campuses, where they will to simply shine flashlights up at the young patients inside, who will signal back in a bright display of mutual support.
The event schedule includes a 5-minute gathering from 5:30 p.m. to 5:35 p.m. at Hughes Spalding, with nearby metered parking and an hourly rate parking option at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. The same duration is set for Egleston garden, with the event kicking off at 8 p.m. Parking here is notably scarce, with limited spaces available at Druid Hills High School and none in the hospital's visitors parking deck. The third location, Scottish Rite, will also start at 8 p.m., offering free parking at the Peachtree Dunwoody Medical Center.
Wearing red is encouraged, and participants can choose between bringing their own flashlights or using their cellphones to light up the night. As reported by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the event stands as a community effort to lift the spirits of children facing health battles. The intention is to create a memorable Valentine's moment, painting the night with the light of compassion and kinship.
For those planning to attend the event at the Egleston hospital garden, an entrance can be found via Uppergate Drive. Organizers recommend using ride-sharing services or walking if possible, as to avoid potential parking headaches. Over at Scottish Rite Hospital, the sidewalk across from the hospital on Peachtree Dunwoody Road will serve as the gathering spot for this poignant exchange of light and love. The initiative represents a powerful gesture, tangible evidence that while these kids might be in the hospital, they're certainly not alone.