Once again Saint Anthony Hospital hosted its annual community Summer Fest Car and Bike Show on Saturday, June 4, 2016.
Summer Fest was filled with entertainment, wellness activities and education for the entire family, including health screenings by Saint Anthony Hospital certified staff, free back-to-school physicals, vaccines, eye exams and glasses, and information on over 40 of our community partner organizations.
There were also certified staff members from the Family Maternity Center providing educational materials about pregnancy and registering expectant moms for the hospital’s free prenatal classes and tours of the Center.
Saint Anthony Hospital Dietary Department provided education on healthy eating and preparation of healthy snacks.
“Summer Fest is our way to provide our community with that additional level of care that allows them to interact with our staff, obtain quality health and wellness information and have fun with their families,” says Guy A. Medaglia, President & Chief Executive Officer.
Some of our participants included:
Gads Hill Play Streets Program. Gads Hill Center serves families in the communities of west and southwest Chicago with programming that provides early childhood education, academic support and enrichment, social-emotional development and family support. Our programs include home visiting for pregnant mothers and young children, center-based early childhood education, after-school academic support, middle school mentoring and STEM-focused college readiness for high school students.
The Bicycling Ambassadors. A team of bicycle safety and education specialists who have been encouraging Chicagoans to ride their bikes more often and safely since 2001. The Bicycling Ambassadors work toward the following objectives: to increase the number of trips made by bicycle to reduce the number of bicycle-related injuries to help all users: bike riders, motorists, and pedestrians to better share roads and off-street trails
Tumbling for Success. An acrobatic performance group started by a former Jesse White tumbler, will be at Summer Fest to Reach, Teach, and Motivate the youth in our community. While providing a safe environment that delivers a spirit of excellence. Tumbling is just the catch in reaching them! They teach students how to succeed through the art of tumbling. Motivating them to achieve academic goals, while bringing guidance and continue to discourage students against the use of drugs and gang activity.
The Chicago Wolves’ Skates, Chicago Blackhawks’ Tommy Hawk, Chicago Sky Guy and much more.
Hope to see you next year!
Photos from the 2015 Summer Fest are available on our Flickr feed: