Meals with a Mission will host a casino night fundraiser on Thursday, May
12. This evening of casino games and dinner will raise funds to provide
meals for local cancer patients and their families.
Held at the Elks Lodge at 270 W. Broadway, the event will start at 5:00
pm with a cash bar. Dinner, featuring recipes from the Meals with a Mission
program, will be served at 6:00 pm. The cost is $20 at the door. All are
welcome to attend.
Meals with a Mission provides complimentary, nourishing meals to St. John’s
patients who are undergoing treatments for cancer. Meals are made from
recipes by the American Cancer Institute and other cancer-specific resources,
and they use organic ingredients when possible. Patients select meals
from a selection of menu items. Volunteers, including students from Summit
High School, prepare the dishes at the Elks Lodge and deliver them each
week. The program serves about 40 meals a month.
According to one patient, “Coming home after treatment to these wonderful
dinners, especially the ginger cookies, is the highlight of the week.”
Meals with a Mission is supported by the St. John’s Hospital Foundation
and the St. John’s Medical Center oncology department.
Joni Upsher, a longtime Wilson resident, founded Meals with a Mission in
2015. Joni was a restaurant owner for 15 years and a culinary teacher
at the high school for six years. Her husband Albert died from cancer
in 2013. Joni’s love of healthy cooking and her desire to help cancer
patients inspired her to start Meals with a Mission.
To RSVP for Casino Night, or make a gift to support Meals with a Mission,
please contact Rachel Merrell at 739 7517 or
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307.739.7380,
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support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s
Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence,
and community wellness.