WHAT: The Openlands 50th Anniversary Luncheon highlights the value and benefits of nature on physical and mental well-being. Keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Suk, Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery for the Geisinger Health System based in Danville, PA., will focus on “park prescriptions” and other green alternatives as a way to combat the growing health issues that face our communities. Additionally, Openlands will honor Judith Stockdale with its 2013 Conservation Leadership Award.
WHEN: Friday, October 25 (Reception begins at 10:30 a.m.; luncheon begins at noon.)
COST: $100 per person. For tickets visit openlands.org or call 312-863-6263.
WHERE: Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
ABOUT: Founded in 1963, Openlands is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful metropolitan conservation organizations, having helped secure, protect, and provide public access to more than 55,000 acres of land for parks, forest preserves, land and water greenway corridors, and urban gardens. For more information, please visit www.openlands.org.