It was a snowy morning in Tinley Park, IL. However, over 60 people attended the IDF Education Meeting on Saturday, February 26th.
In addition to learning about living with and managing primary immunodeficiency disease, everyone enjoyed a THINK ZEBRA! raffle. IDF volunteers, Amy Walsh and Zina Berryhill, purchased several THINK ZEBRA! items from the IDF store, which is located at http://www.cafepress.com/idf_gifts, and sold raffle tickets during the meeting. Over $200 was raised for IDF and several people went home with some great prizes.
The presentations were wonderful and informative:
Welcome & IDF Update
Amy Walsh, IDF Volunteer
Katherine Antilla, MAEd, IDF Director of Education & Volunteer Programs
Frank Quinteri, Baxter Healthcare
Managing Gastrointestinal Issues
G. Wendell Richmond, MD, Allergy and Asthma Physicians
Ask the Medical Expert
Jacquelynne P. Corey, MD, University of Chicago Medical Center
Wendall Richmond, MD, Allergy and Asthma Physicians
C. Lucy Park, MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Living with Chronic Illness: Parent Group & Patient/Partner Group
Patients and family members only for this session
Jodi Taub, LCSW, Private Practice
Laura Guenther, LCSW, University of Illinois at Chicago
Thanks and recognition go to the amazing Illinois volunteers who put so much effort into the meeting - Amy Walsh, Randy and Zina Berryhill, Laura Guenther, Kim LaBerry, Julie Fetch, Joyce Savage!
To find out about an IDF Patient Education Meeting or other great IDF event in your area, check out the IDF Calendar of Events
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