C4 Hosts First-Time Be Healthy for Good Wellness Festival at Montrose Harbor on May 18

C4 Hosts First-Time Be Healthy for Good Wellness Festival at Montrose Harbor on May 18

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4), a leading community mental health agency in Illinois, is helping people to live well and do good all at the same time during its first Be Healthy for Good Wellness Festival on Sunday, May 18. The wellness festival is bringing together community members and local businesses to improve the health and well-being of the community while benefiting people supported by C4.

The first-time Be Healthy for Good Wellness Festival will feature the organization’s annual C4 Miles Run/Walk, a four-mile run and two-mile walk. Wellness festival activities will focus on the importance of maintaining optimal mental and physical health to raise awareness that both are vital components of one’s overall health and well-being.  

As May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, C4 intends to use its wellness festival to bring mental health into the mainstream to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness, which affects one in every five Americans each year.

Event sponsors, including Walgreens and Global Group, Inc., will showcase and demonstrate products and services designed to educate and inspire people to make informed choices about their health. Sponsors will offer health screenings, self-care tips, financial health guidance, healthy food, fitness, entertainment and more.

“We are honored to have so many local and national business sponsors of our first-time Be Healthy for Good Wellness Festival,” said Eileen Durkin, C4 president and CEO. “We will all work together on May 18 to improve the health and well-being of the community and its members.”

The Be Healthy for Good Wellness Festival takes place Sunday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Montrose Harbor on Chicago’s lakefront at Montrose Ave. and Simmonds Drive. The wellness festival will kick off with the C4 Miles Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Participants of C4 Miles can choose to run four miles or walk two miles. Registration details are at www.c4chicago.org. The wellness festival is free. All proceeds of the event will benefit the health and well-being of people supported by C4.

About Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) is a leading community mental health agency in Illinois providing mental health services, crisis intervention and substance use treatment to more than 10,000 at-risk children, adults and families each year. For more information, visit www.c4chicago.org