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JourneyCare named Barrington Chamber Community Partner of the Year

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce has named JourneyCare as its 2017 Community Partner of the Year.

Chairman of the Chamber Board Liz Luby said JourneyCare was chosen because its presence “brings heart and soul to the region.”

“JourneyCare is among those who are helping us create a climate of inspiration, opportunity and excellence that keeps business strong and our communities vibrant,” Luby said.

Community members also played an important role in this honor, since they shared input with the Chamber on which organizations they feel make a key impact on their families and neighbors.
The honor was announced early this year during the Chamber’s 2017 business awards at its Annual Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser in Hoffman Estates. The event attracted nearly 200 community and governmental leaders, and JourneyCare was represented by President and CEO Sarah Bealles, members of the Executive Leadership Team and leaders from JourneyCare’s Board of Directors and Board of Trustees.

With a service area that encompasses 10 counties in the Chicago region and northern Illinois, JourneyCare is the largest nonprofit provider of hospice and palliative care in the state. Each day, staff and volunteers help thousands of patients and their families who are facing serious illness.

“It’s such a tremendous honor and very humbling for JourneyCare to be chosen as the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Partner of the Year,” Bealles said. “JourneyCare has
been a part of the community for over 30 years, and the support community members have shown us from the start has been remarkable.

“JourneyCare’s mission is ‘Enriching lives through expert and compassionate care,’” she added. “We are incredibly grateful to this community for entrusting us with the care of their loved ones.”

JourneyCare was nominated, along with five other very worthy nonprofit organizations, for the Community Partner of the Year award, which honors a nonprofit association or organization that has distinguished itself in the community as an innovator, resulting in the advancement of a cause or project in the Barrington area that has improved the lives of others and the quality of the community.


– By Elisabeth Mistretta, JourneyCare Content Specialist
Originally published in Together to Care, Issue 1, 2017