Last week we had a tour of Holy Family Medical Center, which has been redefining itself as a cornerstone of Des Plaines health and wellness. In the community for decades, Holy Family is now part of Resurrection Health Care, and is offering multiple new services and specialized care centers. Among them are a cozy (and comforting!) Mammography Center, a Vein Center that can alleviate visible and invisible vein conditions with minimal discomfort. Holy Family also offers substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation, specialized pain therapy and a variety of other medical services.

This August Holy Family held its fourth annual Fun Fest, inviting families to a day of storytelling, face-painting, health-related activities and free medical screenings, to which over 300 people came. Rotary donated bottled water to all of the hardworking volunteers and also supported Holy Family's efforts to give the first 100 kids a backpack filled with essential school supplies. It was a great event and we look forward to participating next summer!