Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Memorial’s Sharing Wishes Hospice Gala

Sponsorship opportunities are available for Memorial Medical Center Foundation’s sixth annual Sharing Wishes Hospice Gala, which will take place Saturday, April 1, at the Crowne Plaza, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield.

Sponsorship levels range from $100 to $5,000. Depending on the level of sponsorship, benefits may include complimentary tickets to the event and recognition at the event, in the program and on the gala website.

The annual gala raises money for the Sharing Wishes Fund, which provides financial assistance to make the wishes of hospice patients in central Illinois become a reality. Established in 2012, the fund has helped fulfill the wishes of more than 250 hospice patients, ranging from a catered meal for family and friends to a first-time ride in a helicopter.

Individuals and businesses can go online to complete the sponsorship form or print a copy and return by mail. The sponsorship deadline is Feb. 24. Sponsorships and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Tickets for the Hospice Gala are $90 and will be available Feb. 27. The program will include dinner followed by a keynote address by retired Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman, known as The Wingman. He is a professional leadership speaker and author of The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, "Never Fly Solo."

For more information, visit or call the Memorial Medical Center Foundation at 217-788-4700.

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