Community Health Foundation’s first Annual Reception was held in March 2014. Guest speaker Sandy Queen encouraged the attendees to “Lighten Up”, speaking on how a positive mental attitude supports health and wellbeing.
The Community Health Foundation held its second Annual Reception on March 18th, 2015. Over 160 members of the greater Springfield and Urbana communities attended “Juggling Life”, and listened to renowned motivational speaker Curtis Zimmerman offer an entertaining perspective on managing multiple life demands and optimizing personal health and wellness. Zimmerman encouraged guests to avoid fear of failure, illustrating his point with a lesson in juggling. Although the efforts of the crowd to emulate Zimmerman’s juggling skills yielded mixed results, the tone of the evening remained lighthearted, due to the food, fun and fellowship enjoyed by everyone present.
Community Health Foundation held its 2016 Annual Reception, “Laughter is the Best Medicine” on March 16th at the Hollenbeck Bayley Conference Center. Guest speaker, Dr. Brad Nieder, delivered the keynote address, offering a message of enhancing health through humor.
CHF’s 2017 Annual Reception on March 15th was its 4th annual event. Scott Burton, a Stage IV Cancer Survivor, Author, Comedian and Juggler spoke about “Looking for Laughter in all the Wrong Places”. The healing power of humor was the primary message of the evening, consistent with previous annual celebrations.