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Busey Bank creates specialty cocktail for Hope’s Shine charity event

Guests at the 2022 Shine fundraiser, an April 1 benefit for Hope Kids Care and Hope Hospice, will enjoy a specialty signature drink curated specifically for the event by Busey Bank. One of the top sponsors and the happy hour host for Shine, Busey Bank created the drink through a signature cocktail competition comprised of employees competing for the top distinction.

The cocktail, “Shine Through the Galaxy”, made with citron absolute vodka, blue curacao, a splash of grenadine, and Sprite was selected as the winner by a panel of local bartenders. A lime and blackberry garnish topped off the cocktail along with a few edible stars.

Funds raised from Shine will help Hope continue providing care for all who are seriously ill or grieving, and for children living with complex medical conditions and their families. Each year, Hope provides more than $4 million of unfunded care to ensure that all who need their help can find comfort, dignity, and hope.

Tickets are available for purchase at $150 per person; table sponsorships for eight are available at $1,600. Guests will enjoy riverside dining, entertainment, and a live auction. To purchase tickets, learn about sponsorship levels and benefits, or request an invitation to the event, please visit or call 239-985-7758.

Shine is presented by The Robert J. Gunterberg Foundation and is supported by top-level sponsors including Busey Bank, Cypress Cove/Cypress at Home, DeAngelis Diamond, The Galloway Family of Dealerships, LSI Companies, The John E. & Aliese Price Foundation, Priority Marketing, and Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group. Other generous sponsors include Brown & Brown/Florida Blue, Capstone HME, CFS Roofing Services, Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands, GrayRobinson Attorneys at Law, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes, and Holt, PA, HONC Destruction, Home-Tech, Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Millennium Physician Group, One Point Patient Care, Strayhorn & Persons, Studio+, and Suncoast Beverage.

Hope Hospice is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill life’s journey. For more information, visit

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