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Mercy Health Foundation Joplin announces Shine celebration benefit and award-winning entertainers

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Mercy Health Foundation Joplin is pleased to announce its first benefit event Shine, presented by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Shine will be held at the new Mercy Hospital Joplin on January 31, 2015. The celebration benefit will begin at 5 p.m. at the new hospital and progress to Downstream Casino Resort for a concert by award-winning country duo, Thompson Square. In addition to the concert, the Shine celebration will feature cocktails, dinner, exclusive hospital tours and special pre- and post-event activities.

Proceeds from the event will help support Mercy Health Foundation Joplin in fulfilling its commitment to rebuild Mercy Hospital and provide specialized medical services and patient-centered care to support the needs of the community.

“Mercy Health Foundation Joplin is pleased to host this amazing event at the new hospital. We decided to call the event Shine as a tribute to Catherine McAuley, Sisters of Mercy founder, who said, „We should be shining lamps, giving light to all around us.? Shine will be a celebration of how far we?ve come and the shining future that lies ahead for Mercy and this community,” said Dr. Tony Greenwood, Mercy Health Foundation Joplin Board of Directors chairperson.

Thompson Square is a multi-platinum selling country duo whose music and philanthropy are well-known. They have been honored by Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Country Music Association (CMA) and have received multiple GRAMMY nominations. Thompson Square is the only married country duo to ever receive CMA?s Vocal Duo of the Year award. www.thompsonsquare.com

“I am delighted that we have the opportunity to commemorate the opening of our hospital in such a meaningful way. Shine will allow us a chance to highlight the tremendous features of the new hospital and celebrate our Mercy heritage with our guests,” said Gary Pulsipher, Mercy Hospital Joplin president.

Sponsorship packages and individual tickets are on sale now through Mercy Health Foundation Joplin and are limited. Visit mercy.net/ShineCelebration or contact Miranda Lewis at 417.625.2199 or miranda.lewis@mercy.net for more information.

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