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Casino’s push to fight cancer adds to the pot

Additional efforts lead to big donation

Published: Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 2:59 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 3:01 p.m. CST

JOLIET, Ill. — The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Joliet has raised more than $82,000 between their Oct. 7, 2012, walk at the Chicagoland Speedway and other supporting donations. And with Hollywood Casino Joliet’s partnership, they now have additional funds that will go towards finding a cure and saving lives.

Throughout the month of October, Hollywood Casino Joliet has been helping to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research.  The property has been blanketed with supporting videos and signs; they placed ad in local papers regarding their push to raise funds and their building was even illuminated in pink lights in honor of the push. Though this and three different donation possibilities (an employee engagement program, a monetary donation from the property and via a guest donation collection box) Hollywood Casino Joliet raised an additional $12,010.83 to help support the fight against cancer.

“We are extremely grateful to have supporters like Hollywood Casino Joliet,” said Karen Horn, Income Development Representative at the American Cancer Society. “The money they’ve raised will go towards finding a cure and saving lives. You can’t ask for anything better.”

Hollywood Casino Joliet, the former Empress Casino Joliet, is a Penn National Gaming casino conveniently located 45 minutes southwest of Chicago near the I-80/I-55 interchange in Joliet. The 50,000 square-foot-casino offers more than 1,100 slot machines, action-packed table games and multiple smoking environments conveniently located off the casino floor.

For more information, go to www.HollywoodCasinoJoliet.com.

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