Friends of Memorial I’m Going To Be A Big Brother/Sister Class
Prospective brothers and sisters, aged three to six, get ready for the arrival of a new sibling through this program. This free class includes a nursery tour, video presentation, instruction and small gift for the new baby. Call 217-788-3352 to register.
Friends of Memorial Babysitting Clinic
For children aged 11 and older, these free, half-day clinics feature a registered nurse, a fireman, a police officer and Memorial Child Care teachers who share information designed to help the kids become "Super Sitters." Call 217-788-3333 to register, or register online one month before the event by visiting MemorialMedical.com/Events.
Friends of Memorial CPR for Babysitters
These classes are available to children who have participated in Friends Babysitting Clinics and are open to other interested participants of the community. CPR for Babysitters is designed to teach adolescents, aged 11 to 18, important information concerning basic life support and the technical aspects of CPR. As part of the course, participants will practice CPR techniques on mannequins, use an AED, and review evidence-based practices following AHA guideline certification. Call 217-788-3333 to register.
Friends of Memorial SCRUBS
Our SCRUBS program coordinates with area schools to orient eighth-grade students to various health professions with hands-on experience in nursing, laboratory medicine, radiology, respiratory therapy and food and nutrition. Participants rotate through various stations, giving them insight and education in each category, as well as a direction in which to pursue future education. Call 217-788-3352 for more information.
Other Friends of Memorial Educational Events
Friends offers educational events periodically throughout the year. In past years, these events have included such topics as Weight Loss and Wellness and Pet Therapy. For future events, visit MemorialMedical.com/Events.
Memorial's Be Aware Women’s Fair
Friends helps support one of the largest community events specifically for women. Health screenings, entertainment, specialty foods and prizes fill up an entire day of fun for women at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. For details on the next fair, visit BeAwareWomensFair.com.
Memorial's Festival of Trees
Offering financial and volunteer support, Friends of Memorial members help make this central Illinois tradition possible. For details about the annual event, visit MemorialsFestivalofTrees.com.
Girls on the Run
Friends is a “Marathon Sponsor” of Girls on the Run Central Illinois, a non-profit program for girls in third through eighth grade that inspires girls to be healthy and confident through an exercise-based curriculum.
Friends sponsors additional events throughout the year. We are interested in reviewing new sponsorship opportunities. For more information, you may call 788-3352.
Friends of Memorial Scholar Program
The Friends Scholar Program is currently accepting applications for grants in the amount of $2,500 or $5,000 from qualified candidates furthering their education in health-related careers of critical need to Memorial Health System.
This grant opportunity is available to current Memorial Medical Center, Memorial Home Services, and Memorial Physician Services employees as well as any dependent child of an employee. The candidate must complete the Education Grant Application along with the Friends of Memorial Scholar Program Application. All additional requirements can be viewed in the Scholarship Eligibility and Selection Summary.