May 30, 2012 2:22PM
Lincoln-Way West J. Kyle Braid student-athletes completed their spring food drive for the New Lenox Food Pantry. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Updated: July 3, 2012 8:53AM
Board donates $50,000 to Silver Cross
NEW LENOX — The Advisory Board gave Silver Cross Hospital $50,000 to purchase blanket warmer cabinets for patients at the new hospital at Interstate 355 and Route 6.
The board raises funds for Silver Cross by operating a resale shop, the Encore Shop, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. In honor of the 50th anniversary, the group gave the hospital a $5,000 gift.
Over the past 11 years, the Advisory Board has donated more than $936,744 to Silver Cross for the purchase of X-ray equipment for the Emergency Department, ICU beds, laptop computers for home health nurses, dialysis and mammography equipment, surgery carts and instruments, cardiac software, and a new pickup truck used to maintain the grounds of the hospital campus.
The group recently completed a $75,000 pledge to purchase the water feature in the Dralle Serenity Garden outside the hospital.
Board officers are Nancy Allen, president; Kay Hegarty, vice president; Roberta Rand, second vice president; Marilyn Plese, recording secretary; Annie Cardwell, corresponding secretary; Elaine Boros, treasurer; and Kay Collins, shop treasurer.
Students collect for food pantry
NEW LENOX — The Lincoln-Way West High School J. Kyle Braid Leadership team completed its food drive with the spring athletic programs.
“The students collected over 500 items of spaghetti sauce and peanut butter for the New Lenox Food Pantry,” said Ted Robbins, athletic director.
Lincoln-Way West has 12 J. Kyle Braid student-athletes: Katie Brncich, Maxine Krol, Jake Robbins, Adam Webb, Myranda Eckberg, Colin Mulroe, Brian Skowronski, Erica Crimmins, Jake Bohne, Hannah Chesley, Ryan Curry and Kara Winans.
The foundation was founded by Ken and Colleen Braid, who developed the youth leadership program and ranch in memory of their only child, Kyle, who took his life at age 16 as a result of secretly taking anabolic steroids.
School raises money for cancer charity
BOLINGBROOK — Wood View Elementary School students, staff and parents raised more than $3,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during their Pasta For Pennies Fundraiser.
Darla Smailis’ fifth-graders raised the most money of any classroom, earning a pasta lunch from Olive Garden, but they passed their pasta party to Renee Calabrese’s first-graders in celebration of student Daniel Cavazos’ victory in his battle with leukemia.
Calabrese’s class then decided to share the lunch with the second-place-finishing students in Oliver Lawrence’s class.