'Tree of Life' memorial to be dedicated Nov. 2 | Events
DU QUOIN, IL (KFVS) - Lt. Governor Sheila Simon will visit Marshall Browning Hospital on Friday, November 2 at 1 p.m. to dedicate its annual “Tree of Life” memorial.
The annual fundraiser helps generate money to purchase needed medical supplies for the hospital.
“No matter where we live in Illinois, we need access to quality health care,” said Simon, who chairs the state’s Rural Affairs Council. “Marshall Browning Hospital meets an important need in this community, and I encourage residents to make donations this holiday season. Our donations will honor our loved ones and help the hospital continue to serve this area.”
In addition to serving as chair of the Rural Affairs Council, Simon has been working with the Illinois House of Representatives’ EMS Task Force to ensure rural residents have access to emergency medical services.
The lighting of this year’s “Tree of Life” marks the 17th year of the fundraiser, which has raised more than $200,000 to date. Members of the public can purchase memorials in honor of loved ones. The hospital hopes to raise approximately $20,000 this year to go toward emergency room equipment.
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