Valentine’s Day cards delivered to Gundersen patients, staff

Cards made by elementary students, UWL Lion's Club

Those stuck in the hospital are receiving a little extra love this Valentine’s Day.

Both health workers and patients at Gundersen Health System received Valentine’s Cards Tuesday from La Crosse area students. More than 2,400 cards were delivered, each made by La Crosse elementary students and UW-La Crosse Lion’s Club members.

“It’s very rewarding when you walk into a patient’s room and you see the smile on their face when you hand them a Valentine’s Day card. That’s what makes it all worthwhile,” said UW-La Crosse Lion’s Club Secretary Katie Aleff.

The UWL Lion’s Club began handing out Valentine’s Day cards to patients and staff last year.