Event raised $140,000 for Cardiac Care Equipment for HSHS St. Francis Hospital
LITCHFIELD— HSHS St. Francis Hospital officials announced that $140,000 was raised at the Robinson Brothers Homecoming Concert II on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The HSHS St. Francis Foundation hosted the event where the theme was Our Hearts Have Always Been in Litchfield. Robby and Rex Robinson are originally from Litchfield and graduated from Litchfield High School.
Robby Robinson said, “We are ecstatic over the gracious response of our beloved home town…Litchfield, we love you! O what a town! We will never forget the love that permeated the big top on October 5, 2019. We are so grateful to the all-star band, the super talented musicians and singers who traveled in from around country to make last Saturday night such an epic event. Each left a piece of their heart in Litchfield. O what a night! And special thanks to the many staff and volunteers who spent countless hours putting this show together! What a terrific illustration of what can be accomplished when we all pull on the same rope! Our prayer is that lives are saved and the community is blessed!”
Paula Endress, director of philanthropy at the hospital said, ” Our heartfelt thanks to Robby and Rex Robinson for bringing yet another all-star band to Litchfield. What a magical night of spectacular music it was! I am pleased to announce we raised $140,000 to benefit our cardiac department. Special thanks to our concert committee and all the volunteers who worked so hard to make such a memorable evening.”
Jim Timpe, president and CEO at the hospital, said, “Thank you to the HSHS St. Francis Foundation for sponsoring another very successful event. Thank you to the committee members, volunteers and everyone who worked so very hard over the past several months to make the evening special. It was such a great night and I thank you all for your time and talents. Robby, Rex and the spectacular all-star band members made it an unforgettable evening of musical entertainment. I also thank everyone who attended the event, gave donations or sponsorships toward the cause. Because of your generosity, we will be able to purchase cutting-edge cardiac care equipment to serve our community.”
Donations are still being accepted and individuals may contact Paula.Endress@HSHS.org or (217)324-8200 for additional details. The hospital also has a limited number of t-shirts available for purchase. All proceeds go towards the purchase of the cardiac care equipment for the hospital.