Foundation Events

The Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation hosts events to help fund healthcare initiatives at the Health Center. For information on any of these events, please contact the Foundation at
(217) 258-
or 348-2511.

Festival of Trees
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center begins the holiday season in November with the annual Festival of Trees. More than 30 beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and specialty items transform the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education into a holiday wonderland. After everyone has enjoyed the festivities, the items are auctioned and sold at a Gala Event. Net proceeds support Funding the Future Campaign.

In addition to the holiday trees, a Memory Tree adorns the center of the room and honors those who have received hospice care. Ornaments are engraved with names in memory of a loved one. Proceeds from the Memory Tree support Lincolnland Hospice.

Mark your calendars to attend the Festival of Trees' Wine & Cheese reception on November 19, 2014 5 to 6:30 pm and then Friends Night Out on Thursday, November 20 from 7 to 9 pm. Festival of Trees will be Friday, November 21 & Saturday, November 22 concluding with the Live Auction & Dinner from 6 to 9 pm.

Rotary Comedy Night
Net proceeds to support an endowment for Athletic Heart Scan Program at Sarah Bush Lincoln. January 23, 2014. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cocktail hour at Doudna Fine Arts Center - The Concourse (1860 7th St. Charleston. EIU Campus) 7:30 - Comedy Night performance featuring the Chicago ComedyAll-Stars at Doudna Fine Arts Center - The Dvorak Concert Hall (1860 7th St. Charleston. EIU Campus). Tickets $40 each. Available in the SBL Health Foundation or from Rotarians.

Golf Benefit
In June, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation sponsors a golf benefit to support the SBL Regional Cancer Center. More than 200 golfers enjoy the day. Prizes are awarded on each of the 18 holes. Each year, a vacation trip is raffled and won. Commemorative gifts are given to all golfers and a reception is held at the end of the day to celebrate the winners of each flight and award prizes.

Thank you for joining us this year at the Mattoon Golf & Country Club.

For more information call the Foundation at 258-2511.

La Grande Soirée
 Held in March, La Grande Soirée is a formal dinner and dance held at the Keller Convention Center in Effingham. Live music offers entertainment throughout the evening. A diamond necklace, provided by Towne Square Jewelers, is given away each year through a Champaign Celebration. Net proceeds go to the Sarah Bush Lincoln Volunteer Guild to support scholarships for area students pursuing healthcare careers. Plan to attend the La Grand Soirée on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Longaberger Basket Binga
Support Lincolnland Hospice by participating in Longaberger Basket Binga. This event, held at the American Legion in Mattoon each September, promises to be an exciting time. Longaberger Baskets as awarded as prizes for each winning Binga game. Food and drink are available for purchase. Celebrity Binga callers make the evening fun and entertaining. 

Longaberger Basket Binga was held on Tuesday evening, September 16, 2014.