AMH Trivia Night in Wood River on Jan. 28 Benefits Relay For Life

ALTON, IL -- If your brain is packed with a lot of otherwise useless information and you want to show that off while helping a good cause, the Alton Memorial Hospital Relay For Life team is looking for your help.

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AMH is holding a trivia night at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Wood River VFW Hall, 231 Edwardsville Road in Wood River. All proceeds from the fun-filled evening will benefit the 2012 Relay For Life Riverbend, which is held each summer by the American Cancer Society and raises money for cancer education and research.

“I’ve been involved with Relay For Life since I’ve been at Alton Memorial and I also love trivia nights, so this is a natural for me,” says Dave Whaley, senior coordinator of Public Relations at AMH. “There’s nothing better than having a fun evening while also raising money for such a worthy cause. My mother died three years ago after battling cancer for 10 years, so the efforts of the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life in particular are very special to me.”

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Whaley is from the Baby Boomer generation, which could be a hint for some of the questions related to sports, pop culture and history in general, he says. But there will also be some questions for a younger audience.

“The middle of winter is a great time for trivia nights,” he says. “People can get cabin fever, but this is a chance to get out on a Saturday evening and have a lot of fun. There are so many people who have been touched by cancer -- whether it’s themselves, a family member or a friend. We encourage all of them to reserve a table for the evening and have a great time while raising money for this great cause.”

Teams are encouraged to bring their own food. There will be a cash bar, and soda, popcorn and water will be provided. There will be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes.

Admission is $15 per person for up to eight at a table, though tables of up to 10 are welcome. If you have nine or 10 at your table, the table price is still $120. To reserve your space or for more information, call Dave Whaley at 618-433-7947 or e-mail him at Checks should be made payable to the American Cancer Society.

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