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  • The Regional Health, Wellness and Safety Festival

    To keep our community healthy, happy and safe for all ages

    The West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry and AMITA Health are proud to present The Regional Health, Wellness and Safety Festival on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at the McCook Athletic Expo (the MAX) in McCook.  

    When: Saturday, June 11th from 9am-2pm
    Where: The MAX -  4750 S Vernon Avenue, McCook

    This FREE festival will encompass safety, physical, mental, holistic, financial and pet health for all ages.  Bring the entire family for an afternoon of health, fitness, education and fun!

    * Kids Zone presented by Right Fit: Giant Bounce Houses, Activities, Games and more!

    * Healthy Cooking Demos 

    * Fitness Demos

    * Food Court

    * Outstanding Roster of Speakers:

    9:30-10:30 am You Can't Pour From an Empty Cup: Resources for Caregivers - Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Stress
    Theresa Dewey, Manager Care Navigation and Early-Stage Engagement, Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, LCPC, ATR will address Alzheimer's disease and caregiver stress.  An Alzheimer's disease patient and her caregiver will also participate in the presentation.


    11:00am-12:00pm - Don't Dis My Abilities with Adrian Peterson - Chicago Bears former running back
    Through stories of victories and times of struggle, Adrian Peterson - Chicago Bears former running back - will share his on-going challenges with stuttering, the embrace of a campus community, and standing in faith through his infant daughter’s medical crisis. The four-time consensus All American will share his motivating and inspiring story. 

    12:30-1:30pm - From Dope to Hope - Helping One Addict at a Time
    Tim Ryan, Outreach Director for the Banyon Treatment Center and founder of A Man in Recovery Foundation, will address the epidemic of heroin and prescription drug use in our communities. The Countryside Police Department will also be represented to discuss their Overdose Prevention Program with the use of Narcan, the first in Cook County to utilize the program.
    Read more about Tim Ryan in a Chicago Tribune feature here.


  • Now Accepting Vendor Applications

    The Event is now accepting vendor booth applications.  The Exhibitor types include health, wellness and safety for your family, finances, pets, you and more. Take advantage of WSCCI Member and non-profit pricing! In addition, multiple sponsorship opportunities are available to fit any budget. For more information on these opportunites or to register, click here.