Submitted by LEAD:
LAKE FOREST, IL – LEAD, a Lake Forest based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will be hosting a wellness fair entitled “A Taste of Wellness” immediately following the Red Ribbon Race on Saturday, November 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Nearly 20 local community organizations will be on hand to exhibit goods and services related to social, emotional, and physical wellness.
“There are a lot of people in our community working really hard to provide support and emotional health education to students, parents, educators and the community at large. We’re just trying to do our part to contribute to those efforts,” said Andy Duran, LEAD Executive Director.
In addition to the exhibitors, the “Taste of Wellness” will also feature fun activities for families, including:
• Police Dog Demonstration featuring our own Lake Forest Police Dog, Dunkin
• TOPS Domestic Dog Show
• Face Painting and Balloon Makers
• Great Games for Kids
• Popcorn and Hot Chocolate Truck provided by Sunset Foods
• Elawa Farm’s Wildlife Discovery Center
• MC and Music by 100.3 Rewind
• Free food!
The idea for the wellness fair originally came about in collaboration with the new Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Young Adult Wellness Team.
Lake Forest High School graduate Tommy Bernardi, chair of the Young Adult Wellness Team, said, “The goal of the Taste of Wellness is to provide the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff residents an opportunity to experience various wellness providers that are located within our community. The vendors will provide residents with a variety of wellness opportunities and information focusing on the idea of attaining a sound mind, body, and soul.”
“We think this will be a great opportunity for families to come out, have some fun, have some free food, and maybe take home a few useful pieces of information that will make life better,” said Duran.
Sponsors and exhibitors of the wellness fair include Forest Orthodontics; Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital; The Child, Adolescent & Family Development Center; Wisma; Erika’s Lighthouse; Body Fixx; Therapeutic Kneads; and many others.
The fair does not require registration and is free! More information can be found at www.leadingefforts.org/wellness.
LEAD is a 25 year-old organization that provides educational resources and programming for the community in order to help lead youth to healthy decisions by avoiding alcohol use, drug abuse, and other risky behavior. LEAD has a great impact on the character, development, and behavior of youth, families, and the community.
For more information, visit www.leadingefforts.org or call (847) 295-9075.