Local Kiwanis Clubs Continue Support for Kish Hospital
October 24, 2011
The Kiwanis Clubs of DeKalb, Sycamore, and Kishwaukee-DeKalb have recently made their final pledge payments, totaling $4,489, toward their commitment to the new Kishwaukee Community Hospital.
Four local Kiwanis clubs, DeKalb Kiwanis, Sycamore Kiwanis, Kishwaukee-DeKalb Kiwanis, and Genoa-Kingston Kiwanis originally joined together to pledge $25,000 to the new Kishwaukee Community Hospital. A pediatrics room is named in their honor.
“Kishwaukee Hospital was in the process of being built and as the past Lt. Governor, I thought it would be great if the local Kiwanis Clubs could join forces and leave a legacy at the hospital. Naming rights for a pediatric room seemed an ideal fit given the motto of Kiwanis, ‘Serving the Children of the World, One Child and One Community at a Time.’ Leaders of the four clubs, Kishwaukee Community Hospital-DeKalb, DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa-Kingston all agreed to share in the cost of $25,000 for the room. There are currently 158 Kiwanis members in the local clubs. Together, they raise approximately $70,000 per year for our communities,” said Larry Forsberg, Illinois/Eastern Iowa Governor and member of the Sycamore club.
“The Kiwanians can feel very proud of their role in raising the level of hospital care available in the community,” said Renee Ellingson, KishHealth Foundation executive director. “The community is blessed to have organizations like Kiwanis. We are very grateful for all of their support.”