Kiwanis Club of Sycamore Continues Support for Kish Hospital
November 1, 2011
The Kiwanis Club of Sycamore recently made its final pledge payment of $1,340 to 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.
“Over $13,000 is raised yearly by the clubs through their peanut sales, pancake breakfasts, food booths at the Pumpkin Festival and the Car Show, and other fundraising events. In addition to funds that support the pediatric room at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, the club supports the Key Club at Sycamore High School, Builders Club at Sycamore Middle School, K-Kids at Southeast School, and the Aktion Club at Opportunity House, with money, time, and talent,” said Lois Anderson, Kiwanis Club of Sycamore.
Larry Forsberg, Illinois/Eastern Iowa Governor and member of the Sycamore club said, “Kiwanis clubs all over world are trying to make life better for children. In this district, one of our focuses is on children born with a spastic paralysis. The Illinois/Eastern Iowa District’s foundation has raised millions of dollars to support research in spastic paralysis, including spina bifida.”