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Donors Kick In Nearly $10,000 To Buy Pancake Breakfast For Staffers At Christ Medical Center

Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) and the Original Pancake House started a fundraiser to show gratitude to those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BEVERLY — A GoFundMe campaign for staff at Oak Lawn’s Advocate Christ Medical Center is only $50 shy of its $10,000 goal to sponsor breakfast for doctors, nurses and other workers on the front lines.

Created by the Original Pancake House and the 19th Ward, the gesture is meant to express gratitude to those working tirelessly to combat the coronavirus pandemic, according to Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th).

“These men and women are working hard each day to combat COVID-19 while providing care to those who are suffering,” said O’Shea. “This is a small gesture of appreciation for all they are doing. The 19th Ward is also raising money to expand this effort providing more meals and help to support more local businesses during this crisis. Now more than ever, it is critical that we support those who are protecting us.”

The breakfasts will be delivered Wednesday by Original Pancake House staff.

Those without access to the GoFundMe site can send in checks or money orders payable to the 19th Ward Youth Foundation, 10402 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60643.

According to Patch, the hospital is working fast to open a drive-up coronavirus test site across from its emergency room entrance this week.