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Annual Twilight Walk Honors Nurses

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It’s National Nurses Week.

There are more than three million nurses in this country. In fact, the U.S. Labor Department says nurses make up the largest segment of the healthcare workforce.
Elizabeth Steber began her career as a nurse 32 years ago.

Elizabeth Steber, “I believe I became a nurse because I like taking care of people. I come from a large family so it came naturally to me and it was something I felt I could do well.”
She now works with mostly cancer patients, helping with infusions.

Elizabeth Steber, “I like taking care of people and making them feel better.”

Elizabeth is among the more than 100 nurses at Paris Community Hospital Family Medical Center being honored.

Susan Livvix Vice Pres. of Nursing, “They’re the ones that carry out the physicians orders but also the ones who give the hands on care.”

To thank nurses for their hard work, the hospital sponsors an annual Twilight Walk at the Edgar County Courthouse. It’s open to the public.

White luminaries honor active and retired nurses.

There’s a special area of purple luminaries honoring nurses who’ve passed away.

Susan Livvix Vice Pres. of Nursing, “We leave the luminaries out all night, so once it gets dark it’s beautiful.”

As for Elizabeth, she appreciates all the effort.
Elizabeth Steber, “Wow.. It makes me feel really proud. I am proud to be a nurse.”
The Annual Twilight Walk takes place Wednesday Night at 6 central time.

At the Edgar County Courthouse. Luminaries cost $3.

The money raised goes to scholarships and to help pay for the nursing honor guard which helps with funerals.
The event itself is free.


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