Two Fundraisers to Benefit Great River Hospice

Two community events in February will raise money for Great River Hospice.

Southeastern Community College and The Hawk Eye will present Pack It In Pink Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, as the Blackhawks take on Illinois Central College. The Blackhawks will wear pink jerseys in recognition of Great River Hospice, and fans are encouraged to wear pink, too.

Free game tickets are available at Great River Hospice House, 1306 S. Washington Road, West Burlington, and Great River Gift Shop inside Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington.

Proceeds from a silent auction of Valentine-themed gift baskets and a live cake auction at halftime will benefit Great River Hospice’s bereavement services. All fans will receive a free pink rally towel.

Later in the month, Art Center of Burlington, will host Paint It Forward for Great River Hospice, a workshop that includes step-by-step guidance to create a family cross with acrylic paint on canvas. Participants will leave with complete, customized artwork. Proceeds will be divided between the nonprofit art center and Great River Hospice.

Three sessions are offered: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Art Center of Burlington, 301 Jefferson St., Burlington, Iowa. The cost is $40. Participants must make a reservation and pay online at or call (319) 754-8069.