Collinsville, Ill. – Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis recently partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in its premier fundraising program, the MDA Lock-Up. Held at Ravanelli’s Restaurant in Collinsville, Ill., Unity Hospice Community Relations Representative Dawn Whitmire volunteered to “go to jail” as part of the MDA Lock-Up in the effort to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy research.
The MDA Lock-Up was a jail & bail fundraiser that involved its participants “going behind bars” in which they needed to invite the general public to gather donations to go toward their “bail.” Whitmire, Unity Hospice’s volunteer “jailbird,” invited her family, friends and fellow Unity Hospice staff members to contribute enough money to meet her bond. Only then was she allowed to “get out of jail.” After an entire afternoon behind bars, Whitmire reached her goal that was set prior to the fundraiser. All of the money raised was donated to the MDA’s ongoing research in finding cures and treatments for Muscular Dystrophy.
Founded in 1992, Unity Hospice LLC serving Illinois and Missouri is a full-service hospice and palliative care company committed to providing comprehensive care, support and education to people facing life-limiting illness. The organization offers care of the highest quality by licensed and competent staff in accordance with laws & regulations and accepted standards of practice. With the dedication to make their patients’ final days comfortable, the Unity Hospice team provides an interdisciplinary approach to each individual and family, in which they go above and beyond everyday to meet their needs.