Memorial Foundation’s Unique Spirits and Sweets

Memorial Foundation’s Unique Spirits and Sweets

Since its inception four years ago, Unique Spirits and Sweets has raised over $100,000 for The Harold & Dixie LePere Breast Health Center and breast health services at Memorial.

Unique Spirits and Sweets provide guests with an opportunity to experience several wine, craft beer, vodka, bourbon, and chocolate pairings along with a selection of gourmet appetizers and silent and oral auctions.

How funds help

Proceeds from this event have gone to support breast health education as well as toward the purchase of a new 3D mammography system. The 2018 event raised funds to purchase the SmartCurve Breast Stabilization System for the 3D mammography units at The Harold & Dixie LePere Breast Health Center in Shiloh and the 3D screening mammography unit located at Memorial Hospital Belleville. The SmartCurve Breast Stabilization System is FDA approved and designed to provide a more comfortable mammography experience.

Survivor, speaker

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house at the 2018 event as breast cancer survivor Janet Van Etten shared her very powerful story with the audience. She expressed how grateful she was to The Harold & Dixie LePere Breast Health Center team, Breast Surgeon Dr. James Clanahan of Lincoln Surgical Associates and medical director of The Harold & Dixie LePere Breast Health Center, as well as the team at Siteman Cancer Center (formerly the Cancer Treatment Center/IOL) in Swansea.

Thank you to our supporters

Memorial Foundation is grateful to all those who support this event through sponsorship, attendance, and/or auction item donation. 

2018 Sponsors


  • Grimm and Gorly Florist and Gifts
  • Pour 322 and Cupcakes Too
  • The Kors LePere Foundation
  • Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
  • Jim and Lynne Clanahan


  • Dr. and Mrs. Jay Haines
  • Dr. Sultan Hayat
  • IMPACT Strategies
  • Mathis, Marifian & Richter
  • Mark and Mary Ann Turner


  • Ashland Storage Center
  • Kevin and Sue Baumer
  • Central Bank
  • Clinical Radiology
  • Gary and Cindy Guthrie
  • Heros In Style
  • Lincoln Surgical Associates
  • Dr. and Mrs. James Taylor
  • Thouvenot, Wade and Moerchen
  • Triple Net Management

Save the date

Unique Spirits and Sweets
October 17, 2019
Bellecourt Manor, Belleville

For more information, call Memorial Foundation at (618) 257-5659.