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Tree of Remembrance: Drive to fund ultrasound upgrade for Memorial Hospital

  • The Christmas tree was lit Friday outside Memorial Hospital.

    The Christmas tree was lit Friday outside Memorial Hospital.
    Courtesy of Apryl Bradshaw/Memorial Hospital of Chester

Submitted by Apryl Bradshaw/ Memorial Hospital of Chester
updated: 12/12/2018 12:20 PM

The Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has launched this year's Tree of Remembrance fundraiser, with its eye on helping the hospital buy an ultrasound upgrade in order to perform stress echocardiograms.

The Auxiliary currently has $1,893 in donations. Each year the Auxiliary works to raise money to help the hospital buy needed equipment.

The total cost for the ultrasound upgrade will be $34,400, and the Auxiliary will continue to take donations until the end of January. There is no set goal, other to collect as much money as possible to offset the cost of the upgrade.

To make a donation or memorial contribution in honor of a loved one, you can drop it into the collection box in the hospital's front lobby, or send it to the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Tree of Remembrance, Attn. Apryl Bradshaw, 1900 State St., Chester, 62233

Memorials to date

Beta Nu Chapter: In loving memory of past members.

Steven Sympson: In loving memory of Travis and Rebecca Young.

Ida, Gary and Stan Gaertner and family: In loving memory of Paul R. Gaertner.

Steven Sympson: In loving memory of Uncle Terry and Aunt Martha Brelje.

Steven Sympson: In loving memory of Arnold E. Fey.

Russ & Linda Rader: In loving memory of Lance Corporal Charles Rader.

Welge-Pechacek Funeral Homes: In loving memory of Ron Pechacek.

Three Springs Lodge Nursing Home LLC: In loving memory of William O. Welge, Irene Welge, Robert C. Welge, Otto Rowold and Mabel Rowold

VFW Auxiliary Post 3553: In loving memory of our deceased members

Russ & Linda Rader: In loving memory of Private First Class Leonard Nitzsche

The Guthman Family: In loving memory of John & Jessie Guthman and Bonnie Jones

Barb & Keith Kittell: In loving memory of Kris and Kyle Kittell

Robin McMurtry: In honor of Betty Ervin

Donations received

Chester Lions Club

Chester Insurance Agency

City of Chester

Chester Electrical Supply, Inc.

Arbeiter Law Offices

Falkenhein Accounting & Tax Service, P.C.

Fisher, Kerkhover, Coffey and Gremmels Law Office

Southern Illinois Sand Company, Inc.

Chester National Bank

Southern Illinois EyeCare

Koeneman Agency

Buena Vista National Bank of Chester

Randolph County Abstract LLC

Dr. and Mrs. James Krieg

Chester Women's Club

St. Mary's Knights of Columbus Council No. 3790

Samantha Johnson-Williams