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38th Annual Cheers!


2022 Fundraiser for Healthcare Scholarships

Because of continued concerns for our community's health, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the 38th Annual Sarah Bush Lincoln Cheers! Event, scheduled for March 5, 2022.

In lieu of an in-person event, please consider supporting the Volunteer Guild Scholarship Program by becoming a Scholarship Partner. Your partnership will help provide scholarships for up to 25 students pursuing degrees in a healthcare related field. Those choosing to become a Scholarship Partner at or above $500 will receive one-time naming rights for a scholarship, photos with the recipient during the awards ceremony, recognition on the SBL website, and Guild and Foundation communications related to the 2022 Scholarship Program. You may choose from the following levels:

  • $1,500 Scholarship Partner
  • $1,000 Scholarship Partner
  • $500 Scholarship Partner

To reserve your sponsorship level, contact the Foundation at 217 258-2511 or complete the form  and mail it with your check made payable to:

SBL Health Foundation
1000 Health Center Dr.
Mattoon, IL 61938

Sponsorships received before April 1, 2022 will be recognized on social media, SBL website, Foundation and Guild communications, and at the scholarship reception.


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Diamond earring set  
Cushion-shaped diamond earrings set in 14 karat white & yellow gold. Total weight 0.31 carat.
Valued at $1,650.

Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. The drawing will be held at 2 pm on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Call the Foundation at 217-258-2511 to purchase tickets or for additional information, or purchase online below.

Special Thanks to Towne Square Jewelers for their generous donation in support of the Guild Scholarship Program.         

Since 1979, the Volunteer Guild has awarded more than $770,000 in scholarships in our 10-county service area to students who are pursuing their educations in medically-related fields. Qualified areas of study include, but are not limited to nursing, medical technology, radiology, physical therapy, pharmacy, dietetics, medical coding, and speech pathology. The school to be attended must be accredited or recognized as an approved program by the appropriate agencies. Scholarships are awarded for an academic year and are based on a student’s scholastic achievement, financial need and the availability of funds. This year’s scholarship application deadline is March 18. Selection of recipients is made in early May.

Scholarship applications are available online. For more information contact Tracy Haddock, Volunteer Services Director at 217 258-4180.

For more information about how you can support this year's scholarship program, contact the SBL Health Foundation at 217 258-2511.