Adrienne Dimopoulos, Holy Family Medical Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fourth Annual Holy Family Medical Center Family Fun Fest-August 11th
Free backpacks, complete with school supplies, will be given to the first 300 school age children (age 5-17 child must be present)
DES PLAINES, IL- (July 11, 2012)-Holy Family Medical Center will offer family activities for kids and parents at its 4th Annual Fun Fest, Saturday, August 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 150 N. River Road, Des Plaines.
The free event includes activities for the whole family including: “Let’s Move Our Numbers” health screenings: blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and body mass index; teddy bear and doll checkups, AVON makeovers, face painting, Ask a Doctor Booth, YMCA climbing wall, helicopter ambulance landing (Noon-weather permitting), Zumba Dance class, Des Plaines Library story time, foot screenings, a Farmers Market and much more.
Free backpacks, complete with school supplies, will be given to the first 300 school age children (ages 5-17) *child must be present.
“Last year’s Fun Fest drew a record crowd of 500 people,” said Pam Bell, CEO, Holy Family Medical Center. “In spite of the rainy weather we had that day, our community showed up in full force.”
This year’s event sponsors include: Office Max, General Mills, and the Rotary Club of Des Plaines for their donations. Community participants include: AVON, City of Des Plaines Health & Human Services Dept., Des Plaines Fire Department, Des Plaines Police Department, Des Plaines Public Library, Des Plaines Park District, Illinois State Police, Lattof YMCA, State Senator Dan Kotowski (33rd District) and Superior Ambulance.
Founded in 1961, Holy Family Medical Center (HFMC) is a faith-based Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) in Illinois, and the only such hospital in the Northwest Chicago land area. Holy Family operates 105 LTACH beds and specializes in providing care for patients who are critically ill with complex conditions and must be hospitalized for an extended period of time. HFMC is the only specialty hospital campus in Illinois with comprehensive outpatient services including: same-day surgery, G.I. lab, medical imaging, Women’s Imaging Center, Wound Healing Center, sleep disorder treatment, a Pain Center, cardiology, and physical, occupational and speech therapies, and the Keys to Recovery substance abuse treatment program. For more information: http://holyfamilymedicalcenter.reshealth.org/sub_hfmc/default.cfm