The Hospice Gala will be on April 27 at the Crowne Plaza, 3000 S.
Dirksen Parkway in Springfield. The deadline to purchase tickets is
A silent auction and cash bar will open at 5 p.m. A
welcome and dinner will begin at 5:45 p.m. The program will feature
inspirational keynote speaker and storyteller Jack McCall.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Sharing Wishes Fund, which
provides "an extra-special touch that hospice patients and families
appreciate at a very challenging time in their lives," said Elena
Kezelis, the foundation's executive director.
"In its first year, the Sharing Wishes Fund made the wishes of
many hospice patients become a reality, from taking a modest family
trip to seeing a favorite band at the Illinois State Fair to riding
in a hot-air balloon," Kezelis said. "We look forward to continuing
to make a difference in people's lives through this fund."
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Tickets are $65 and can be purchased online at
MemorialHospiceGala.com or by calling the Memorial Medical
Center Foundation at 217-788-4700.
[Text from file received from
Memorial Medical Center]