SIU Med School Invites Health Care Providers to Wound Symposium

Thursday, April 30th 2015 - 12:00 am

An educational seminar on wound care will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, at Memorial’s Center for Learning and Innovation, Springfield. The event is sponsored by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Plastic Surgery Institute, Memorial Wound Healing Center and Memorial Medical Center.

The seminar will focus on wound care and prevention as it relates to the wound patient, with a focus on diabetes from the perspective of a nurse educator, dietitian, vascular surgeon and podiatrist. Topics include peripheral vascular disease, medical and nursing care of diabetic foot problems, the psychological impact of chronic wounds and nutrition therapy as it relates to wound care and prevention. Speakers include: Nicole Waters, associate professor in the bachelor of nursing program at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta; Mary Marian, assistant professor and diabetes program director at the University of Arizona; Dr. James Pan, assistant professor of vascular surgery at SIU School of Medicine; and Dr. John Shoudel, podiatrist and clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at SIU School of Medicine. Course director Dr. Michael W. Neumeister is professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and the Institute for Plastic Surgery and the Elvin G. Zook Endowed Chair.

The daylong conference is open to any health care providers interested in wound care. This includes nurses, physicians, dietitians, clinical nurse specialists, nursing home administrators and professionals, home health staff, social workers and licensed professional counselors, occupational therapists and physical therapists.  Wound care equipment and product exhibitors will be on site. Both a continental breakfast and hot lunch will be served. The cost is $100 for 6.0 contact hours, two meals and all materials. A discount of $10 is available for those who register prior to April 1, 2015. To register online or for more information, visit []



Friday, May 1st 2015 - 12:00 am



Springfield…. May 1-3!

Get ready for an experience that will take you far, far away to the wonders of Italy and the magic of an immersion into its culture. And into water! Yes, you heard well. Our circus features a 35,000 gallons water stage! Isn’t that crazy? We’re like no other circus in the United States, you can be sure- and we take pride in our uniqueness.

When: May 1-3

Where: 2501 Wabash Ave Springfield, Illinois 62704

At: White Oaks Mall

—-Near South East Parking Lot

Under the grand, swirling White and Blue tent!

May 1 FRI: 7:30pm
May 2 SAT: 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
May 3 SUN: 2:30pm, 5:30pm

Box office hours:

The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show.

Non-show days: Tues-Sun: 10am – 6pm

On show days open 10am – 9pm



Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 12:00 am



WHAT: The 2015 Springfield Heart & Stroke Walk is a family-friendly fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Participants build teams of walkers who raise funds on behalf of their workplace or a loved one who suffered from heart disease or the effects of a stroke. The Executive Leadership Team has a goal of raising $100,000 for the American Heart Association; walkers who raise at least $100 will receive a t-shirt and are eligible for other prizes.

At the walk, participants can enjoy kids’ activities, fitness demonstrations, health screenings, and heart-healthy snacks. The American Heart Association will recognize heart disease and stroke survivors, and walkers can make tributes to loved ones.

Participants can enjoy a 1 or 3 mile walk around Southwind Park’s beautiful walk path. A tram is provided for heart disease and stroke survivors unable to walk the path.

The 2015 Springfield Heart & Stroke Walk is locally sponsored by Memorial Medical Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, and is chaired by Mitch Rogers, Cardiovascular Service Line Leader at Memorial Health System.

WHEN: Saturday, May 2

8 a.m. – Registration opens, activity booths are open

8:30 a.m. – Stage program and fitness warm-up

9 a.m. – Walk steps off

WHERE: Hope’s Pavilion at Southwind Park

4965 S. 2nd Street, Springfield

PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPP: Media can speak with event chair Mitch Rogers of Memorial Medical Center, X from Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL and local survivors. To set up an interview ahead of the walk, please contact Carrie Skogsberg at 815-988-6118 or email

TO REGISTER: Log on to to start a team or to join an existing team. Interested walkers can also call the Springfield AHA office for assistance at 217-698-3838. For sponsorship or to start a company team, please call Karen Gedrose at 217-899-6985 or email



Lincoln Funeral Car

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 12:00 am

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“Step aboard and step back in time to 1865 when you join Historic Railroad Equipment Association for an exclusive premiere of the Lincoln Funeral Car in Springfield! Saturday evening, May 2 at the Crowne Plaza, see artifacts from President Lincoln’s funeral train as you file past a replica of his coffin and pay your respects at this once-in-a-lifetime event. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are just $75 and include dinner, period music, a display of Civil War-era dresses, a presentation about this amazing tribute to Abraham Lincoln and,  of course, a tour of the Lincoln Funeral Car. Proceeds will help launch the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train’s national tour; get your tickets today at


Be the Match

Sunday, May 3rd 2015 - 12:00 am




Monday, May 4th 2015 - 6:00 pm

Join SCHEELS in making a ONE IF A KIND craft to give your mom on Mother’s Day! Register to win a great prize! All participating kids will receive a FREE ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel.


Crystal’s Army 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 12:00 am



Mother’s Day Remembrance Service

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 10:00 am

Mother’s Day Remembrance Service

Date:  Saturday, May 9, 2015

Time:  10:00 AM


Roselawn Memorial Park

1735 S. Camp Butler Rd.

Springfield, IL  62707


Phone: (217) 525-1661


Cost: Free


Mother’s Day is a special day that we pay

tribute to our mothers, grandmothers, wives,

children or other loved ones that have touched our

hearts and lives.


We would like to invite you and your family to join us

for a memorial tribute service on Saturday, May 9,

2015 at 10:00 a.m. honoring all mothers and the

important roles they have played in our lives. The brief

ceremony will be led by our on-staff Certified

Celebrant, Judy Woerner, and a special tribute

keepsake will be given in honor of your loved one.

We sincerely hope that you and your family can join us

for this tender reflection on the importance of these

special women we have lost, but will never forget.

For more information, please call the Roselawn

Administrative Office at (217) 525-1661.


Safe Family Saturday at SCHEELS Saturday, May 9, 2015 10AM-1PM

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

* FREE Kids Bike Helmets for the first 500 kids!

* FREE lunch for the first 750 people.

* Safe, secure Strider Adventure Zone for the little ones.

* Register to win a $500 SCHEELS gift card and His/Hers Strider bikes

* Lots of games and fun for the WHOLE FAMILY!!

Meet & Greet with MOWA Sprint Car driver, Justin Standridge.


Sixth Annual St. Jude Golf 4 a Cure

Monday, May 11th 2015 - 12:00 am

MONDAY – MAY 11, 2015

Edgewood Golf Course

Auburn, Illinois


8:00 am Shotgun Start (Rain or Shine)

$65 per Golfer

-18 Holes

-Golf Cart Provided

-Continental Breakfast and Buffet Luncheon

-Drawings, Prizes, and Auction (must be present to win)

-3 Beverage Tickets

All net proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital – Midwest Affiliate

For more details, to sponsor a hole, or to sign up for a fun day of Golf for a good cause – Call: Crystal at 217-494-1529 or Mel at 217-725-6100

To register your check made payable to:

“Bergner’s – St. Jude Golf Outing” must be received by Friday, May 1, 2015. Include your team/name on the check

Mail to: Bergner’s -White Oaks Mall

Attn: Golf Outing/Crystal

2501 W. Wabash

Springfield, IL 62704

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