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Advocate BroMenn Medical Center Honors Public Safety Responders at 'Chase for Champions'

NORMAL, ILL. - Advocate BroMenn Medical Center’s Service Auxiliary will pay tribute to McLean County firefighters, police officers and emergency medical services personnel at their first “Chase for Champions” community event on Saturday, April 12 at Illinois State University’s Bone Student Center in Normal.

Registrations are being accepted now for the event, which is open to any adults 18 and older and features an “Amazing Race”-style team “Chase,” followed by the “Champion” recognition dinner and silent auction. The dinner will honor the following five area public safety responders:

  • The late Chris Brown, volunteer firefighter/EMT with the Hudson Fire Department and firefighter/EMT 1 with the Bloomington Fire Department
  • Sgt. Adam Kapchinske, Normal Police Department
  • Jeff Pemberton, firefighter/paramedic, Normal Fire Department
  • Lt. Paul Smith, Normal Police Department
  • Rodney Williams, firefighter/paramedic, Normal Fire Department

For the “Chase,” registered teams of 3-4 people will begin at the Bone Student Center at 4 pm and will travel to 10 pre-determined sites around Bloomington-Normal, where they will compete for points.  The team with the most points when the Chase concludes at 6 pm will be declared the winner and will be honored at the Champion dinner.

The dinner begins with a social hour at 5:30 pm, followed by a plated meal at 6:30 pm in the Bone Student Center Ballroom.  Casual attire is recommended. Attendees can bid on “life experience” silent auction items and will listen to testimonials about the evening’s honored public safety responders.

Cost for the evening is $60.00 per person for both the Chase and the Champion Dinner, although attendees can choose to just attend the dinner at the same price.  All proceeds from the event will remain local and will be used for emergency/trauma services programs and training at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center.

Registrations for both the Chase and the dinner are due by Friday, March 28.  Registration forms are available at or at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center (1304 Franklin Ave., Normal), Advocate BroMenn Thrift Shop (1322-A S. Main St., Normal), Advocate BroMenn Outpatient Center (3024 E. Empire St., Bloomington), or any area Advocate Medical Group office.

For more information, visit or call the Advocate BroMenn Service Auxiliary office, 309.268.5368.



Eric Alvin
Public Affairs & Marketing

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