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Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation now accepting Light Up A Life tributes from community     Send a link to a friend

[OCT. 23, 2004]  The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation is now accepting honor and memorial gifts for the 16th annual Light Up A Life program.

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 counties.

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 comfortable visit.

Light Up A Life contributions may be designated using an electronic fill-in form available on the hospital website, 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.

[Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation news release]

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