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Lincolnland Binga Raises Funds to Support Hospice Services

August 5, 2019 9:19 a.m.

By spending an evening playing bingo with friends, community members can help provide comfort and end-of-life requests to hospice patients and their families in 20 Illinois counties.

To support services provided by Lincolnland Hospice, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation is hosting its 12th annual Lincolnland Binga on Tuesday, September 10, at the Eagles Club, 1917 Oak Ave., Mattoon.

Binga participants have the opportunity to win exciting prize packages. The packages, valued at more than $2,000, feature a wide array of gift certificates for women and men’s clothing and personal shopping experiences at area shops and boutiques. Other items include home and lifestyle products and a car care package featuring a professional detailing and oil change. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., with a light meal available for purchase. Early-bird binga games begin at 5:30 p.m., with regular binga beginning at 6 p.m. The event also features a silent auction.

Net proceeds from the event make it possible for Lincolnland Hospice to offer free bereavement services, fulfill end-of-life wishes through its Grant-A-Wish program and provide care to patients without resources.

The Grant-A-Wish program offers patients up to $500 toward life-fulfilling wishes. Whether it’s engraved jewelry, baseball game tickets, or a trip with loved ones, Lincolnland Hospice grants special end-of-life requests to people throughout the year. In addition, bereavement services begin when a person is admitted into Lincolnland Hospice and are offered to the family for up to 13 months after their loved one’s death.

Binga is played just like regular bingo with game winners receiving one of the many prize packages. For just $10, you can secure one of 300 seats available by calling the SBL Foundation at 258-2511 or online at

Additional tickets can be purchased at the event, including two games of early-bird binga, three intermission games and five Big Five games. The Big Five games will be played for prizes each worth more than $150 with a final black out game valued at more than $300. A silent auction will be held throughout the evening including items ranging from retired Longaberger products to hand-made treasures and sports tickets.

Raffle tickets are also being sold for four tickets to a St. Louis Blues hockey game during the 2019-2020 season. The drawing will be held during Lincolnland Binga, but you need not be present to win. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10 and can be purchased through the SBL Health Foundation or online at Special thanks to McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. for its generous donation. Join us for a fun-filled evening to support Lincolnland Hospice programs!

For more information, call the SBL Foundation at 217 258-2511.

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