Media contact: Lisa Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hinsdale – The Hinsdale Hospital Medical Staff Auxiliary will host “Scoop Up Some Wellness,” the 56th Annual Ice Cream Social, from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29 in Burlington Park in downtown Hinsdale. Admission to this fun-filled event is free; ice cream, Windy City hotdogs, Lucca’s pizza, nachos and beverages will be available for a nominal fee.
All proceeds raised from the event will benefit Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s new patient pavilion, targeted for opening in early 2012. Private rooms, an improved critical care unit and a renovated surgical services department will be among the features of the state-of-the-art facility. An on-site helistop will provide outward transport when critical life-saving care is needed. The new pavilion will also include a bright and spacious lobby and new chapel.
“Each year we add something new and different to ensure this annual event tops off the summer’s activities,” said Ann Hickey, medical staff auxiliary president. “We enjoy being able to provide our community with family entertainment while educating them on important health issues. They can also preview our October fundraiser, “Dancing With OUR Stars,” underneath the entertainment tent.”
Returning this year is a Royal Treatment Boutique where little girls can dress up like princesses or rock stars with the help of the Junior Board and Sweet and Sassy. Other family entertainment includes a cake walk, moon bounce, TY Teddy Bear clinic sponsored by Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s Koplin Emergency & Trauma Center, and a kids’ entertainment stage that features Irish dancers, a variety show, and ballroom dancing demonstrations with Fred Astaire Studios in Burr Ridge.
Scoop Up Some Wellness will also host healthy living demonstrations at hospital booths throughout the park. The Hinsdale Fire and Police Departments will be on hand with equipment, fire trucks, child fingerprinting opportunities, and fatal vision goggles to demonstrate the dangers of impaired drivers. There will also be several children’s games and prizes. Some of the activities will be offered at a minimal fee.
“The annual ice cream social is an event our community looks forward to every summer,” said David L. Crane, chief executive officer of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. “We are truly thankful that our dedicated Auxiliary team is able to put together such a family-focused event.”
For more information about the 56th Annual Ice Cream Social, call 630-856-7525.
Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.