Alton Memorial Hospital was represented at the BJC Hospice Butterfly Beginnings fundraiser by “fashion models” (from left) Denee Wuellner, Debbie Gates, Susie Pruetzel, Barb Norman, Kathleen Turner and Irene McLaughlin.
GODFREY — The third annual Butterfly Beginnings event July 28 at Lewis and Clark Community College benefited BJC Hospice.
The event offered guests a night out to shop locally while enjoying a fashion show. BJC was represented well by Alton Memorial Hospital’s Miss Eunice’s Hatbox gift shop. The models — Susie Pruetzel, Debbie Gates, Denee Wuellner, Kathleen Turner and Irene McLaughlin — are volunteers in the gift shop.
Proceeds from the event benefit “Wings,” a nonprofit organization that provides clinical, emotional, social and practical support and services to children (newborn through 21 years) who have progressive, life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses or conditions. Services are offered regardless of their ability to pay.
All fundraising efforts are exclusive to Wings and BJC’s pediatric hospice program, and all funds stay in the St. Louis area.