The OSF St. Joseph Foundation will be hosting its 19th annual World Tour fundraising event on Friday, February 21, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., in the atrium of Eastland Medical Plaza I. Tickets are $40 per person ($20 is tax deductible). For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call (309) 665-4900 or visit www.osfstjoseph.org/donate.
The theme of this year’s World Tour is “Love around the World.” Guests will be taken on an imaginary tour around the globe. From Europe to the Pacific Rim, guests will enjoy sampling many imported beers, wines, and delicious cuisine.
The event will also include a DJ and door prizes. World Tour 2014 will also offer a new feature called “What’s Your Wine?” For a $20 donation, guests will receive a mystery bottle of wine and a gift certificate of an unknown denomination from a local business.
The proceeds from World Tour 2014 will support the construction of a new Hybrid Operating Room at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. Often called “Operating Rooms of the Future,” Hybrid Operating Rooms provide a collaborative surgical environment, which allows for more efficient care. These Hybrid Operating Rooms have been shown to decrease the length of stay for patients, reducing the opportunity for infections, and improving recovery times.
Media is welcome to attend. Media inquiries can be directed to Valerie Hawkins at (309) 665-5733 or at Valerie.email@example.com.