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Eighth ‘Duck Pluckers’ ambulance joins fleet at Alton Memorial


ALTON – Alton Memorial Hospital leaders and Duck Pluckers Ball committee members had the satisfaction of seeing an eighth “Duck Plucker ambulance” make its recent debut.

The Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation’s annual Duck Pluckers, Deer Skinners & Fish Hookers Ball was held on June 4 and raised a record-breaking $97,451 toward the purchase of this new vehicle. Its back doors feature military camo, in honor of our troops and in remembrance of prisoners of war and those missing in action.

To date, more than 45,000 people in our community have benefited from these state-of-the-art ambulances. Thanks to the many event sponsors, donors and attendees, 3,100 patients suffering from chest pain and 265 patients in cardiac arrest had the Bluetooth advantage for a good outcome.

The 2017 event will be held at Nilo Farms on June 3. For more information, contact the AMH Development office at (618) 463-7701.

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