$300,000 Goal Met by the CGH Health Foundation


Donors celebrated reaching and exceeding the $300,000 campaign goal during Thursday’s CGH Health Foundation reception. Two groups, Team Underwires and the CGH Auxiliary, were given special recognition during the annual event.

A Cardinal was dedicated on the Tree of Life in honor of Team Underwires. The local breast cancer group presented a $40,000 contribution for the Women’s Cancer Prevention Program. The CGH Auxiliary was feted for their successful Reflections Ball event and for putting the campaign at goal with a gift of $16,000.

“We are so honored and continue to be amazed at the dedication of the Team Underwires members,” said Bill Burke, campaign chair and CGH Medical Center Board chair. “This is their third year of making a significant gift to our breast cancer program. They are a huge factor in our ability to help under-served women receive breast care services and they should be applauded.”

The CGH Auxiliary hosted the 100th anniversary dinner dance, an event unlike any seen in recent years in the Sauk Valley. The funds raised helped purchase the Arctic Sun cooling device for the CGH Emergency Department and also has allowed them to sponsor other special projects, including Foundation programs. Cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and nutrition programs, scholarships, and health services for the under-served are all funded by the Foundation.

One Cardinal, three Pine Cones and 48 Leaves were dedicated on the Tree of Life donor wall. Donors, their families and friends attended the event held in the CGH lobby.

Honorees included:

• Cardinal ($100,000 cumulative): Team Underwires

• Pine Cone ($10,000 cumulative): Rock River Ladies Golf Association, Dr. Mark and Eileen Schmelzel, and Sterling Federal Bank; and

• Leaf ($1,000 cumulative): Andrea and Steve Adee, Camilla Breed, Elinda Briggs, Ethel Broderick, Jim and Bonnie Brotheridge, Dr. Brett Cassens Memorial, Audra and Bill Clark, Teresa and Howard Craft, Richard and Mary Crawford, Thomas and Anna Mae Ebenezer, Margaret “Peg” Friel Memorial, Kris and Thom Gallardo, Dr. Michael and Erin Galle, Connie and Gary Geerts, Dr. Maxime Gilles, Hartland Controls/Jim Wike, Jim and Carmen Haskell, Jennifer Jellerichs, Dr. Russell and Marge Johnson, Heidi Kaprelian Memorial, Dr. Kap and Youn Kim, Pam and Rowland Koster, Milt Kregar, Ann Lee, Susan and Charles Lee, Jean McCue, Dr. James McGee Memorial, Laurel Megli, Sandy and Larry Meyer, Florence McCormick Memorial, Andy and Jackie Moore, Northern Illinois Home Medical Supply, Char O’Connor, Dr. Keith Pham, Mark Razo, J.H. Montague Rebekah Lodge #202, Lois Ripley, Sharon and Ken Schuldt, Sterling Chevrolet, Sue and John Teske, Wesley United Methodist Church Men’s Club, Wheelock Furniture, Whiteside Grain & Storage, Paulette and Ken Wolf, Jeanne and Bill Worcester, Vern and Jane Workman, Viola Workman, and Alice Young Memorial.

Each Leaf, Pine Cone or Cardinal is engraved with an inscription of the donor’s choice. For more information on how to support the CGH Health Foundation, please call Executive Director Joan Hermes at (815) 625-0400, ext. 5672 or email jherme@cghmc.com 


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