The Carilion Clinic Foundation lit the first ever Lights of Love tree Wednesday night.
The Lights of Love program is a new initiative to raise money to pay for hotel rooms for the families of patients.
The hospital cares for many people who live far away from Roanoke.
Donors can symbolical purchase a light on the tree in honor of a loved one.
The honoree's name will be written on an ornament that will be displayed on another tree inside the hospital lobby.