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Joliet Slammers Donates Funds to Silver Cross Hospital for Lifeline Medical Alert Program

New Lenox, IL (October 25, 2013)— The Joliet Slammers baseball team recently donated $5,000 to the Silver Cross Hospital Foundation to be used for the Lifeline Medical Alert Program. 

Photo caption: Chris Franklin, General Manager for the Joliet Slammer’s Baseball Team, and Spikes the Dog, Slammer’s Team Mascot present Silver Cross Hospital Volunteer Mike Buell a check for $5,000 to help fund the hospital’s Lifeline Medical Alert Program. Not pictured is Judy Buell, who is also a volunteer for the hospital’s Lifeline Medical Alert Program.

The Lifeline program provides medical alert services for millions of people age 65 or older to preserve independence and quality of life. By simply touching the Personal Help Button on a small device worn by the homeowner, a Lifeline representative immediately responds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year connecting the senior with the necessary help whether it be emergency services or a family member or friend. 

“We appreciate the Joliet Slammers generous donation that will help fund the Lifeline Medical Alert Program ensuring the safety of so many people living within the surrounding communities,” said Larry Johnson, Vice President of the Foundation at Silver Cross Hospital. 

“The Slammers Baseball organization is thrilled to assist Silver Cross Hospital in giving area residents peace of mind by helping set-up the Lifeline program in their own homes,” said Chris Franklin, General Manager for the Joliet Slammers Baseball Team. 

If you need Lifeline services, call the Volunteer Services Office at (815) 300-7630.

To assist Silver Cross Hospital in its initiative to continue to bring state-of-the-art lifesaving services close to home, call the Silver Cross Foundation at (815) 300-7105. 

About the Joliet Slammers

The Joliet Slammers are a professional baseball team based in Joliet, Illinois, that play in the independent Frontier League. They play their home games at Silver Cross Field in Joliet. For more information about the Joliet Slammers baseball team, visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).


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