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12/6/2019

HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital’s 2019 Superhero Challenge Raises over $18,000 for Wheelchair-accessible Vehicle


(EFFINGHAM, IL) – HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital’s 2019 Superhero Challenge held October 26 at the Richard E. Workman Sports & Wellness Complex was a big success, thanks to support from the community. The race had over 200 registered participants, with the event netting over $18,000 which will go towards the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible vehicle for a new transportation option at St. Anthony’s.
 
St. Anthony’s Director of Philanthropy Michael Wall shared, “On behalf of the Superhero Challenge Committee, I would like to extend our thanks to the sponsors, volunteers and participants who supported this event in any way,” he said. “Because of your support and through many community partnerships, St. Anthony’s will be able to provide individuals with much-needed transportation services to facilitate safe discharges home from the hospital.”
 
Ashley Dillingham, manager of Case Management, further noted, “Offering a wheelchair-accessible transportation option free of charge through the hospital will meet the needs of some of our most vulnerable populations – the elderly, the disabled and those from low-income households,” she explained. “As a free service to those who are on fixed or limited incomes, and for those with limited or no caregiver support, we believe this program will relieve the anxiety of our patients and families as they try to make the best decisions for themselves and their loved ones regarding their plan of care.”
 
The 2019 Superhero Challenge held a Kids Fun Run prior to the start of the 5K/10K race. There were 38 sponsors of the event. A special thank you to lead sponsors Vituity and the Physicians of the Medical Staff of St. Anthony’s for their continued support of this initiative.
 
St. Anthony’s Superhero Challenge Committee thanks all the race sponsors, with a special thank you to the Workman Sports and Wellness Complex for hosting the event and permitting use of their facilities. The committee also thanks the over 35 individuals who volunteered their time to make this event a success, including HSHS St. Anthony’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ryan Jennings, and Executive Director of Outpatient and Ancillary Services Mike Janis, who greeted the participants and shared information on how the money raised from the event would benefit those in our area who are in need of transportation.
 
For more information about the HSHS St. Anthony’s Foundation, contact Michael Wall, director of philanthropy, at (217) 347-1854 or email Michael.Wall@hshs.org, or visit the hospital’s website at stanthonyshospital.org/giving.

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