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Letter from the Editor - Eric Von

Every month we are busy about making sure we provide our readers with the latest in health and wellness information. Putting critical articles in print is our priority. But this month a lot of our focus is on preparing for the month of June – Men’s Health Month – and our upcoming Health and Wellness Summit.

You are cordially invited to the Brain Brawn & Body Health and Wellness Summit for Men and the People Who Love Them where we will put into action many of the things we have been writing about for the past three years. Saturday, June 20 is the big day and we’re excited about what the day will entail. From early morning until we wrap up, attendees will be treated to workout regimens conducted by some of the area’s most talented and energetic personal trainers. We’ll have a variety of informative workshops hosted by our wonderful partner, Wheaton Franciscan Health Care and there will be free screenings to paint the most complete picture of one’s health.


Add to the day healthy cooking demonstrations and two specially designed meals by chef Lisa Kaye, an “Urban Breakfast” and an “Action Lunch” and you’ve got a day that hits on all cylinders!

Allow me to mention a few other highlights of the day. This Brain Brawn & Body Health and Wellness Summit for Men and the People Who Love Them is for everyone. For the children, there will be a youth activities field that features face painting and a variety of physical activities to keep them moving and busy. For children 13 to 18 years of age, there will be a football clinic hosted by former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Gilbert Brown. Sign up here.

The day will be a reunion of sorts for several other former Packers, safety LeRoy Butler, middle linebacker George Koonce and running back Harry Sydney. They will provide a perspective on health from the vantage point of an ex-athlete and the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle no matter your age.

The popular Brother to Brother panel discussion will take place in the afternoon. This dynamic conversation features real-life stories of health and wellness from men who work in the healthcare arena but have experienced their own health issues. This sharing with the audience ignites a conversation among men that rarely occurs but proves therapeutic for those in attendance.

And an Ask the Experts panel, sponsored by Wheaton Franciscan Health Care will round out the day with opportunities for attendees to ask questions of and establish relationships with health professionals.

Whew! What a day we have in store and think, we will still present the June edition of Brain Brawn & Body. All of the familiar themes that you have become accustomed to will fill the pages of the informative website.

Register for the Summit here.


We invite you to read, learn and enjoy!

Eric Von




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