LITCHFIELD— More than $105,000 was raised at the Robinson Brothers Homecoming Concert on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The HSHS St. Francis Foundation hosted the event where the theme was Everyone Has Ties to Cancer-Together We Can Make a Difference. Robby and Rex Robinson are originally from Litchfield and graduated from Litchfield High School.
Referencing a Frankie Valli song, Robby Robinson said, “O What a Night!” He explained, “Our Robinson Brothers Concert was off the charts. I can’t imagine it going any better! The band rocked, the audience was terrific, the reunions were memorable and a lot of money was raised for a wonderful cause! Thank you Litchfield.”
Paula Endress, director of philanthropy at the hospital, said the September evening was perfect for this outdoor concert and it was exciting to see more than 500 people under the big tent between the hospital and Litchfield Family Practice Center. This was the first time an event of this size was held on the hospital’s campus.
“I am so happy to announce that more than $105,000 was raised during the evening. It’s not an easy task to put together an event of this magnitude. It took the help and support of many, many people,” Endress said. “I also want to thank the concert committee members, Litchfield Family Practice Center, the hospital’s facilities, environmental staff, food and nutrition staff, Robby, Rex and all the wonderful, talented band members who made this event so successful. Everyone I talk to who attended had a wonderful time at the concert.”
John Peipert, interim president and CEO at the hospital, thanked the HSHS St. Francis Foundation for sponsoring this event saying it was wonderful to see such community support. He said he knows that the committee worked very hard the last few months and it definitely showed the evening of the event.
“Robby, Rex and their all-star band members were a huge hit. They all gave so much to make the evening fun and entertaining. Thank you to everyone who donated toward our cause to raise funds for 3D mammography at St. Francis. We look forward to providing this service to those who need it within our communities,” Peipert closed.
Donations are still being accepted and individuals may contact [email protected] or (217)324-8200 for additional details. The hospital also has Robinson Brothers CDs available for purchase at the front lobby desk. The CDs are $10 each and all proceeds go towards the purchase of the 3D mammography equipment for the hospital.