For a recommended donation of
$10 per name, community members can ensure that the latest medical
technology and most compassionate end-of-life nursing care are
always available for all who reside in Logan and eastern Mason
Contributions to the
Dr. Wayne J. Schall Hospice Fund are used to offset the rising cost
of pain medications and hospice nursing care not covered by private
and government insurance programs. Donations for the Medical
Technologies Fund assist with the purchase of high-tech medical
equipment for ALMH so patients will enjoy a safer and more
Light Up A Life contributions may be
designated using an electronic fill-in form available on the
www.ALMH.org, or by
clicking here. [To download the Adobe Acrobat
Reader for the PDF file, click here.]
The ALMH Advance newsletter, which will soon be mailed to all
households in the Logan County and eastern Mason County areas, will
include a Light Up A Life clip-out contribution form. Checks should
be made payable to the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation and
mailed along with a completed contribution form to ALHF, 315 Eighth
St., Lincoln, IL 62656.
The Christmas Eve edition of The
Courier will include a special insert listing the names of those
honored or memorialized and the names of the donors who remembered
them with a Light Up A Light gift.
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More than 120 local patients and
their families have sought out quality end-of-life care from the
Hospice Care of Illinois team. An annual Light Up A Life memorial
service offers these families a chance to remember their loved one
during healthier times. This year's service will be at 7 p.m. Nov.
29 at St. John's United Church, 204 Seventh St. The Hospice Care of
Illinois bereavement coordinator, Bitsy Knepler, will officiate.
Afterward, family members may visit with Hospice Care of Illinois
staff and volunteers during a dessert reception in the parish hall.
The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare
Foundation is the not-for-profit fund-raising arm of Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital. The foundation manages the Dr. Wayne J. Schall
Hospice Fund, which supports hospice care services for the people of
Logan and eastern Mason counties. For more information about the
foundation and its programs, please contact executive director Marty
Ahrends at (217) 732-2161, ext 316.
Healthcare Foundation news release]