La Crosse, WI (WXOW) – A check presentation Wednesday to La Crosse hospice programs from the La Crosse-Bantry Friendship Association.
The contribution comes from proceeds from the 4th Annual Coulee Hoolie Ceili event. The event is a celebration that includes food and music and dancing with an Irish flavor.
The funds will benefit both Hospice Programs at both Gundersen and Mayo Clinic Health Systems in La Crosse and will also benefit a hospice program in Bantry, La Crosse’s Sister City in Ireland.
Dr. Larry Skendzel of Gundersen Health System says, “it will go for some recordable books so that grandparents or parents who are ill can record themselves reading a book so that a child can pick up that book later and become recommited to the memory.”
Dr. Hillary Bingol of the Mayo Clinic Health System added. “We have a We Honor Vets Program to support our veterans that are in our hospice program so we’re looking forward to utilizing that money to enhance that program”.
La Crosse has seven sister city relationships around the world.