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Hospice of SI Red Carpet Gala raises thousands

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MARION -- The eighth Hospice of Southern Illinois Red Carpet Gala will go down as the biggest in the fundraiser's history.

This year there was a sell out crowd at the Pavilion in Marion of about 1,200 people. Each year, the Gala features local celebrities performing on stage. This year theme was Adventures in ONEderland and the event raised $66,000.

That money goes to providing end of life care and services to people in southern Illinois at no cost.

Our own Kevin Hunsperger has been a part of the Gala since 2014. This year he performed in a rap mash up with Murphysboro Mayor Will Stephens and Tom Harness of Harness Digital Marketing. They were joined by Lynsey Hentrich, Taylor Poore, Neshsa Bhattacharya, Whitney Swift, Jennifer Lee, Shanda Sylwester, Megan McVey, Olivia Porter and Diane Taveau on stage. 

Dozens of other volunteers made the evening possible. 

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