SIU memory network update

By Gary Scott on May 27, 2016 at 7:15am

Progress is slow on a fundraiser to save a statewide program that operates in Jacksonville.

The effort to save the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s memory network for Illinoisans battling Alzheimer’s disease is about 40 percent of the way toward a fundraising goal needed to keep the program alive and well.

The bad news is, that comes less than a week to go before a self imposed deadline of May 31st. More than $200,000 has been raised toward a $500,000 dollar goal to save the Downstate Memory Network. The money raised so far will help.

Immediate layoffs in Springfield are on hold and for the moment and none of the program’s 32 sites in Central and Southern Illinois will have to be closed.

-Wire reports