Memorial's Sharing Wishes Hospice Gala

Enjoy an evening of dinner, music, inspiration and entertainment at our annual Sharing Wishes Hospice Gala. Event proceeds benefit the Sharing Wishes Fund, which helps make wishes come true for hospice patients and their families.

"Wishes vary - a hot air balloon ride, a special family-and-friends gathering, or a long-awaited visit from a loved one- your donation can make the wish of a hospice patient become a reality," said Elena Kezelis, executive director of Memorial Medical Center Foundation.

The goal of hospice is to focus on quality of life for every patient - physically, emotionally and spiritually. 

"Much time is spent reflecting with patients and families about their memories, hopes and dreams. With the help of the Sharing Wishes Fund, we have fulfilled the wishes of many hospice patients in central Illinois," Kezelis said.

Plan to attend Memorial's Sharing Wishes Hospice Gala every spring, and help make the wishes of hospice patients and their families come true!

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Many thanks to our event sponsors. This event would not be possible without their generous donations.

Diamond Sponsors - $5,000

Ed & Sharon Curtis

Dr. Leonard & Karen Giannone

Neuhoff Media Springfield

The State Journal-Register

Ruby Sponsors - $2,500

B&B Electric, Inc

Mary Bretscher, MD

Ginny Conlee

Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care

Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 137

Regency Care

Sapphire Sponsors - $1,000

Ameriprise Financial - Steven Koch, CFP

Neha Amin & Peter Hofmann

Bisch Funeral Homes

Butler Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center

Dr. Charles & Mary Callahan

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly

Tom & Anna Evans

David B. Graham, MD

Hanson Professional Services, Inc.

Isringhausen Imports

Linda S. Jones, DNS

Bob & Berta Kay

Scott & Cindy Kiriakos

Ryan & Tiffany Lowers

O'Shea Builders

Marsha Prater, PhD, RN

George Westrick - In Memory of Alice Helene Cichon Westrick

Tom & Carol Westrick

Emerald Sponsors - $500

Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP & Saul Morse

Central Illinois Senior Celebration

Mark & Ronda Dudley

Lisa Gaffney/Henricksen

Randy & Kathy Germeraad

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Tony & Mrs. Sue Griffin

Hy-Vee Pharmacy

Charles & Pam Molitoris

Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services

Prairie Eye Center

Bill & Carole Roberts

Jay & Katy Roszhart

Sangamon County Medical Society

Robert & Karen Scott

Seasons Senior Living

Bob & Kim Siltman

Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU

Springfield Clinic - Oncology

United Community Bank


Pearl Sponsors - $250

Chris & Aimee Allbritton, PhD

Athens State Bank

Balancing Touch, Inc.

BJ Grand Salon & Spa

Rod & Kim Bourne

Dr. & Mrs. Kevin J. Coakley

Cowan, Epperson & Associates P.C.

Evan & Jennifer Davis

Sue & Skip Duckworth

Kevin R. & Kathryn E. England

Rajesh & Renu Govindaiah

Mitch & Annette Johnson

Katie Keim & Aaron Williams

Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP

Elena Kezelis & Ed Gower

Springfield Clinic Orthopedics & Podiatry

Jeff & Lori Valentine

Vince & Alexis Walch

Michael & Molly Wilson

Philip & Lora Wyatt

Val Yazell

Topaz Sponsors - $100

John & Barb Blackburn

Concordia Village Senior Living Community

Dr. & Mrs. Lanie Eagleton

Marlene Ladley

Rob & Judy Nordstrom


Staab Funeral Homes

Deb Whitson

Floral Table Sponsors

5th Street Flower Shop

A Classic Bouquet

All Occasions Flowers & Gifts

Floral Expressions

Flowers by Mary Lou

Friday'z Flower Shop

The Flower Connection

Trendsetters Floral

2017 Sharing Wishes Hospice Gala