Riding for cause: Motorcyclists, Lumin-Esscence at Knox raise money for hospice care

From the Register-Mail:

What do a 150-mile motorcycle ride through five counties and hors d’oeuvres and swingin’ jazz at Knox College’s Lincoln Room have in common?

On Saturday, both raised money for OSF Hospice.

At 10 a.m., about 30 bikes left Nees Harley Davidson in Galesburg. The riders and passengers, who donated at least $300 each to OSF Hospice Care, were headed for a tour of four counties.

The charity ride and evening at Knox were the brainchild of OSF’s Vice President of Hospice Care Donna Medina and a committee. As disparate as the two events appear at first glance, she said, OSF is always looking for fundraising opportunities that utilize community resources and local interests. Great scenery and Knox’s Lincoln Room are definitely two strengths of the area.

All the money raised will go toward hospice patients and their families. OSF’s Home Care Services does everything from buying airline tickets so family members can visit a dying relative to building a ramp at a patient’s home to make it more accessible.