Mike & Linda Kepple Named Honorary Chairs for Annual Telethon

5/21/2014 - Peoria, Illinois

The Children’s Hospital of Illinois Foundation is pleased to announce Mike and Linda Kepple have been named honorary chairs for the Children’s Hospital of Illinois 2014 Telethon.

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Mike is President of Kepple Healthcare Consulting, a locally owned insurance agency, and is the franchise owner of Peoria’s Medi Weight Loss Clinic and five area Dairy Queen Restaurants. Linda is the owner of Keller Williams Premier Realty and a member of the Kepple Team Real Estate Group.

The couple has been active within Children’s Hospital for years and Linda serves on the hospital’s Community Advisory Board. The Kepple’s have been passionate about fundraising for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for more than a decade. As honorary telethon chairs, their goal is to raise enough to buy a giraffe bed for the NICU, which costs about $35,000.

Past honorary chairs include: Lynn and Susan McPheeters; Dave and Karen Magers; Pete Vonachen and family; Dr. George and Mrs. Jean Best family; Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Elwood family; Mary Ellen Van Buskirk; Dr. Steve and Patti Bash; Penny and Jim Scherer family; Dr. Bill Marshall; Jack Pearl family; Dr. Bill Albers; and Dr. Rick and Lauretta Pearl.

The Children’s Hospital telethon is sponsored by State Farm and will be televised live on WEEK-TV Sunday, June 1 from Noon – 5 PM. The broadcast will originate from the RiverPlex in downtown Peoria and the Parke Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington. Both locations will have a Kids Zone with carnival games, crafts, and card making. The Peoria location will feature a special appearance by Julie K.

Donate online at www.childrenshospitalofillinoisfoundation.org.




Stacy Campbell
Community Relations Coordinator
(309) 655-2321