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Highland Lions Club donates $1,000 to HSHS St. Joseph’s


PHOTO: Gene Redman, president of the Highland Lions Club, presents a check to HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation Director Amy Liefer.

From Illinois Business Journal news services

The Highland Lions Club recently donated $1,000 to St. Joseph’s Hospital-Highland in coordination with their “Building for Tomorrow” capital campaign.

stjosephslionsThe campaign supported the building of a replacement hospital and raised a total of $4.2 million. The new St. Joseph’s Hospital opened in August 2013.

“We feel incredibly fortunate to have the support of civic organizations like the Lions Club,” said Amy Liefer, director of HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation. “We appreciate their support, which allows us to continue to grow and offer the best care to patients.”

The donation reinforces the Lions Club belief in community hospitals.

“St. Joseph’s Hospital provides necessary medical care that this community needs,” said Gene Redman, president of the Highland Lions Club. “Our club continues to make donations to their foundation because we believe that we need to support them and help them grow.”

The Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries. The charitable arm of the Illinois Lions Clubs is dedicated to aiding the blind and visually handicapped, sight conservation and restoration, eye research, aid to the deaf and hearing impaired and hearing services.

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