Ed & Sharon Laskos
Lights for Life gift brings a special glow to the holidays and beyond
During the holiday season give a gift that benefits everyone who needs top quality medical care in Ashland with a gift to Lights for Life, an annual celebration of life that began in 1987 and has become a community tradition.
For more than two decades, Ed and Sharon Laskos have supported the work of Asante Ashland Community Hospital by commemorating people and events in their life with gifts to Lights for Life. Gifts to the program benefit the hospital’s programs and patients. You can designate your gift to the department or service most meaningful to you. A key initiative this year is to bring Telehealth technology to our Intensive Care Unit to serve the most critically ill patients.
“It’s amazing that our small town can have a thriving hospital connected to specialists and technology, and supported by active community involvement. We look forward to supporting it through Lights for Life every year,” says Sharon, an Ashland native, who was born at the hospital back when it was on the Southern Oregon University campus.
She graduated from Ashland High School, and then enrolled in nursing school. While in school she would return to Ashland to work during the summer at the hospital as a nurse’s aide. Ed and Sharon met while living in California. In 1990, they returned to Ashland and have honored loved ones through Lights for Life ever since.
Sharon says the hospital has played an important role throughout their lives. “Our son was born at the hospital, and now we help care for our elder family members and visit the hospital often. We appreciate the convenience for appointments, especially when transporting loved ones with walkers and scooters.”
Ed notes, “It’s a significant community asset, and as an active tennis family we appreciate having excellent care so close to home.”