FOUR PROMINENT SPEAKERS FEATURED AT VEGGIE FEST, AUGUST 12 & 13, 2017
(LISLE, IL) Veggie Fest Chicago is one of the largest vegetarian food and lifestyle festivals in North America. The two-day festival, which drew record-breaking crowds from around the world last year, will be held from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm on August 12 and 13, 2017 at Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle, IL 60532.
As part of Veggie Fest's Spirituality & Health Symposium, four special guest speakers will offer programs: Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD; Terry Mason, MD; Saraswati Sukamar, PhD; and Arran Stephens.
Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD, past president, American College of Cardiology; Chief, Division of Cardiology, Rush University Medical Center, will speak about "Lifestyle Risk Factors in Preventing Cardiovascular Disease" on Saturday, August 12 at 2 pm. Terry Mason, MD, Chief Operating Officer, Cook County Department of Public Health, will be speaking on "Preventing Diabetes - Look at Your Plate!" on Sunday, August 13 at 2 pm.
Saraswati Sukamar, PhD, professor of oncology and co-director of the breast cancer program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will talk about "Preventing Cancer, Taking Dietary Steps" on Saturday, August 12 at 1:45 pm. Arran Stephens, founder and CEO of Nature's Path Organic will be back to talk about "Successes and Challenges in Sustaining a Healthy Food Supply" on Saturday, August 12 at 1 pm.
With a huge international food court; health professionals speaking on diet, lifestyle, and environmental issues; engaging food demos by restaurant owners, chefs, and authors; an incredible children's tent with face painting, clowns, and crafts; live music from some of Chicago's best bands; over 100 vendor booths to explore; and free admission and free parking, Veggie Fest has become a highly anticipated summer event in the Chicagoland area.
Admission and parking are free, and you'll find tons of fun for the whole family.