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Foundation Launches Precious Gifts Program as 100th Baby is Born

In honor of the 100th baby born in McLaren Greater Lansing’s new hospital, McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation is launching a program to honor new lives and past births, while raising funds for the hospital’s Women and Children’s Departments.

The Precious Gifts program was developed to provide a unique opportunity for parents, grandparents, family members and friends to celebrate the arrival of a new baby.

“We’re really excited to launch the Precious Gifts program in coordination with the 100th birth in our new state-of-the-art birthing center,” said Lynn Griffor, McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation vice president. “This program gives parents, family members and loved ones the chance to celebrate a new life in a touching, creative way that will last a lifetime.”

When someone donates $25 or more to the program in honor of a baby, the child’s name and birthdate will be permanently recognized in the Precious Gifts mural located in the Delta Dental Birthplace. The donor also receives a card and keepsake with the baby’s name and birthdate similar to what will go in the mural.

Contributions to the Precious Gifts program will be used to enhance the quality of care provided by McLaren Greater Lansing. This can include everything from purchasing equipment for the department to providing mothers in need with resources.

“Our new birthing facility offers the best in support, education and care for families from pregnancy through childbirth and beyond,” said Lori Orr, the foundation’s manager of family birthing. “The Precious Gifts program contributions allow us to continue to invest in technology, resources and programs that make giving birth as safe, comfortable and special as possible.”

“McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital and Foundation are working to bring world-class health care to Greater Lansing, and the Precious Gifts program will ensure we extend a phenomenal birthing experience and care to everyone who trusts us with one of the most important events in their lives, the birth of a child,” Griffor added. “It’s our hope that this program will be a way for people in our community to celebrate the monumental moments in loved ones’ lives from the very start.”


To learn more about the Precious Gifts program or to make a donation to celebrate a child in your life, visit

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