Tree of Life

Paying Tribute

The Tree of Life is a unique program for donors who wish to permanently pay tribute to family members and friends through a contribution to McLaren Port Huron.

Tribute gifts are given for a wide variety of occasions. Some are given in honor of birthdays, anniversaries or retirements; others are given as a distinctive and meaningful way to memorialize a loved one.

Tree of Life gifts convey a message of caring to family members, friends and colleagues, and also to the patients who will directly benefit from these thoughtful tributes. The proceeds will help McLaren Port Huron continue to provide quality healthcare for our community.

Your participation in the Tree of Life program is welcome! The contribution for a leaf is $500, an apple is $2,500 and a stone is $5,000. Each leaf, apple and stone can be engraved with a personal message.

About the Sculpture

The Tree of Life is hand cast in antique bronze and solid brass. It was designed for the hospital by Sanford Werfel, a noted New Jersey sculptor who was commissioned by the Statue of Liberty Foundation to design, sculpt and cast the new cornerstone tablet for the refurbished Statue of Liberty.

The sculpture is approximately seven feet high and eight feet in diameter. The tree contains 500 leaves, 18 apples and at the base of the tree is a grouping of 12 stones. An inscription in the trunk reads:

"Here at whatever hour you come, you will find light and help and human kindness."
Albert Schweitzer

If you would like additional information about the Tree of Life, please contact us at (810) 989-3776 or foundation@porthuronhospital.org.