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Published on October 24, 2018

Hillsboro Lions pledge $50,000 to new hospital and clinic project

Hillsboro Lions donate $50,000 to Hillsboro facility

The Hillsboro Lions Club has agreed to pledge $50,000 towards the new home of Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics.

This donation is part of Lions Clubs International's Centennial Community Legacy Project which celebrates the Lion's 100th anniversary by encouraging Lions clubs to commemorate their centennial by providing visible gifts to their communities that create a lasting legacy of their service contributions.

The gift will be recognized with naming rights on the clinic waiting area of the new Gundersen St. Joseph's facility. 

"The motto of the Lions is, 'We Serve,'" says Carl Baller, past president of the Hillsboro Lions Club. "Our challenge is to stretch our resources, human and financial, to help as many people in the Hillsboro area as possible.  We decided that providing local access to quality healthcare is a top priority. By pledging a substantial, multi-year gift, we can create a lasting legacy while continuing to support projects such as Empty Stocking, the Dairy Breakfast, and H.O.P.E. Walk. Our new partnership with St. Joseph's, along with our partnerships with other civic organizations, will ensure that Hillsboro continues to be the kind of community we are proud to call home."

"We are so very thankful for their gift," says Danni Gearhart, CEO, Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics. "This truly means a lot to the organization knowing that we have the support of the Hillsboro Lions, and we are honored to be chosen as their centennial community legacy project."

"The Lions will have their plaque pride-of-place in the waiting area of the new clinic which will boast healing panoramic views of the lake," says Dan Howard, director of St. Joseph's Memorial Foundation. "Thousands of patients and visitors a year will see it and find comfort in the fact that the Lions support them in their health and well-being."

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