The Pekin Hospital Foundation's Sept. 26 Jewels & Jeans Gala raised more than $80,000 that will go toward the surgical waiting area project at the Illinois hospital.
“Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the gala this year, and thank you for your continued support of the Pekin Hospital Foundation,” the hospital's Chief Executive Officer Bob Haley said. “Your generosity helps Pekin Hospital and Progressive Health Systems provide quality care and service throughout the region.”
The surgical waiting area is a 3,500-square-foot space on the hospital's second floor, set aside for friends and family members visiting or waiting for news about patients in surgery or staying in the surgery department.
The gala, the hospital's biggest annual fundraiser, drew more than 250 guests to East Peoria's Par-A-Dice Hotel.