Sen. Mattie Hunter & the Institute for Positive Living to Host 9th Annual Free Health & Fitness Fair, “Good Health + Good Reading + Good Food = A Better You”

CHICAGO, IL On Saturday, August 4th, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago – 3rd District) and The Institute For Positive Living will be hosting the 9th Annual Health & Fitness Fair, “Good Health + Good Reading + Good Food = A Better You”  at the Illinois Institute of Technology, on the Field north of Crown Hall at 33rd & State St.  This free event, which is open to the public, will focus on good health and fitness.  Back to School supplies, books, and games will be provided throughout the fun-filled day and male students will receive free haircuts from Silk N Classy Barber College.

The 9th Annual Fitness Fair will offer eye and dental examinations; health screenings (HIV, Hepatitis C, diabetes, blood pressure, weight, and glucose); and information on nutrition, exercise, and holistic health. Guests will be entertained by the Main Entertainment Stage with performances by gospel recording artist Jonathan McReynolds; the World Champion South Shore Drill Team; Chi-Town Line Dancers; R&B Artist Vanessa Holmes; and more.

In addition to free health tests and family entertainment, there will be healthy cooking demonstrations and information provided on how to prepare meals for the family. Popular vegetarian/vegan culinary expert, Tsadakeeyah, executive chef and managing partner of Majani Catering™ and urban garden enthusiast will offer food samples and tips on vegetarian/vegan cooking. Fresh fruits and vegetables will be sold by The Black Farmer’s Market at a moderate price.  An added attraction will be an online magazine designed for students to learn more about exercising and eating healthy.  There will also be a special air-conditioned Senior Citizens pavilion inside Siegel Hall that will offer special health screenings, activities, and giveaways.

“Good Health + Good Reading + Good Food = A Better You” is sponsored by Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter, The Institute for Positive Living, ComEd, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Area Project (CAP), Walgreen’s, AstraZeneca, and The Urban Health Initiative of The University of Chicago. Senator Hunter is excited to host this free community event this ninth year.  She states, “This will be a free community event that all Chicago residents should participate in.  Bring your family and friends and receive free health services, giveaways, and enjoy the finest entertainment and activities for families and children.”

About Senator Mattie Hunter
For nine years Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter has served in the 3rd Legislative District and continued to make a difference in our communities by striving to improve the nation’s health care, education and child welfare systems. While holding the position of Illinois State Senator, she has passed over 200 bills in the areas of social service, health care, social justice and education.

About The Institute For Positive Living
The Institute for Positive Living, founded by Reverend Marrice Coverson, promotes the quality of community life with a special focus on helping families solving educational, social and economic problems. Marrice Coverson also created the Open Book Program; one of the programs of the Institute of Positive Living that centers on values of “creativity, empowerment, excellence, integrity and opportunity” says Coverson in order to promote reading as a source of fulfillment, a learning tool for personal growth and development.

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If you’d like more information about this event, please call Deloris MeBain at (708) 533-6558 or e-mail Deloris at

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