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Pediatric Resource Center Hosts Nov. 5 “Hope for Kids” Harvest-Themed Benefit

Pediatric Resource Center

The Pediatric Resource Center (PRC) will host its annual fundraising event, “Hope for Kids” on Saturday, November 5, at Jump Simulation, 1306 N. Berkeley, Peoria. Proceeds from this event help PRC ensure the clinics are staffed with specially trained providers and case coordinators so that children can receive the services that are crucial to their well-being, health and safety. Additionally, funds raised help PRC to provide education to area physicians, nurses and other partners regarding prevention efforts and child abuse/neglect concerns.

“Hope for Kids” – a fundraiser for the Pediatric Resource Center
Saturday, November 5, at 6 p.m.
Jump Simulation, 1306 N. Berkeley Ave., Peoria

Tickets are $100 each, and may be purchased at --

For information, call 309-624-9595 or email

The event features heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with music by local artist Johnny Walker. Live and silent auctions through GalaBid mobile bidding ( will feature unique items, including themed gift baskets, vacation packages, jewelry and much more. All proceeds benefit the PRC’s medical and case management services for central Illinois abused and neglected children.

Co-chairs for this year’s event are Community Board members Kim Walker and Danni Jepson. For more information, contact the Pediatric Resource Center at 309-624-9595 or visit or

For more than 28 years, the Pediatric Resource Center has provided specialized medical and social services to over 10,500 children when concerns of child physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect were present. The need for PRC’s specialized, child-friendly medical services continues to grow at record levels.

The Pediatric Resource Center (PRC) is a service provider of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria and affiliated with Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Since its inception in 1993, more than 10,500 children from over 60 Illinois counties have received medical and social services from PRC.