Gary and Jennifer Swearingen of Neoga recently donated $15,000 to the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation’s Campaign “The most important home you’ll ever build” for which $2.5 million is being raised for a new Hospice House.
“When we heard that Sarah Bush Lincoln received one of the only remaining licenses in downstate Illinois to build a hospice house, we knew that we wanted to be part of it,” Gary Swearingen said. “We made this donation because we wanted to help families who have loved ones nearing the end of life. It’s our way of giving back and helping others in our community.”
Construction on the $8 million house will begin in Spring 2022 and will be built on the north side of the Sarah Bush Lincoln campus near the east pond. The Foundation is raising $1 million to help offset construction costs and another $1.5 million to build an endowment to help those without resources pay for their stay in the hospice house.
“We want to thank Gary and Jenny for making this generous donation that absolutely will help make the hospice house a reality,” Amy Card, Foundation director, said. “Once the hospice house is built, we will proudly recognize them for their donation with a display by the pond that will be a focal point from all eight private patient suites. Gary and Jenny love the outdoors so this is the perfect place to show our recognition.”
For more information on how to make a gift to the Hospice House, contact Amy Card at 217-258-2511 or any Hospice House Campaign Committee Member: Kyle Banks, Vanessa Banks, Ann Beck, Dr. Lucas Catt, Ron Diepholz, Joe Dively, Scott Eggleston, Mike Genta, Tom Grunloh, Barbara Hall, John Inyart, Carla Jackson, Jay Markwell, Tracey McCord, Dr. Louis Schwing, Michael Smith, Debbie Sparks, and Tony Sparks.
Pictured left to right: Hospice House Campaign Committee Members John Inyart and Scott Eggleston, Jenny Swearingen, Gary Swearingen and Amy Card.