The Pekin Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded financial assistance to eight students pursuing careers in health-related fields. The 2009 recipients and their areas of interest are: Brigette Allen of Pekin, Pharmacy; Sarah Wallis of Delavan, Nursing; Aaron Kelson of Pekin, Nursing; Kelly Rogers of Pekin, Psychology; Rachel Schmillen of East Peoria, Psychology; Mylie Horrer of Hopedale, Nursing; Jenae Dearing of Mackinaw, Nursing. Front row- Ashley Camcen of Green Valley, Nursing; and Emily Mientus of Metamora, Physician and Bryon Hayes of Pekin, Nursing who was not present for the picture.
The Pekin Hospital Auxiliary was established in 1941 to provide service to Pekin Hospital. The financial assistance program began in 1962 to provide assistance to local students pursing careers in health care.
Assistance funds are raised through the Auxiliary's annual holiday bake sale, raffle and other Auxiliary fundraisers.