The pandemic has caused many to think outside of the box this year, and Alton Memorial Hospital’s White Cross Auxiliary was no different. After canceling its usual in-person “Girls On Grapes, Boys on Brew” fundraiser, the auxiliary took its efforts online. To the surprise of those involved, the public came through by raising more than $12,000 through a mail-in campaign.

The Big Z spoke with White Cross Auxiliary President, Susie Pruetzel who says this fundraiser exceeded more than she had even dreamed.

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On behalf of the White Cross Auxiliary board, they say “thank you” to everyone who helped make this year’s event a success.


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