The board, committee members, and volunteers have been hard at work bringing you events that support our mission and celebrate the AOM community. To our members, friends and supporters who joined us, donated, spread the word, or offered encouragement, a sincere thank you!
If you’re new to ILaaom or weren’t able to attend the recent happenings, here are some highlights:
On September 7, ILaaom hosted the first annual Illinois Walks for Acupuncture walkathon in Grant Park. The event was both a fundraising and awareness-building success. Planning for next year’s walkathon is already underway!
On the evening of September 29, ILaaom celebrated its annual Asian Moon Festival. More than 100 of our friends came together for a delicious meal at Lao You Ju, a raffle and a silent auction, and words of wisdom from keynote speaker Steve Bonzak. For those who weren’t able to hear the speech, you can read it in its entirety here.
Earlier this month ILaaom brought renowned practitioner, author and teacher Debra Betts (all the way from New Zealand!) to Chicago for three days of seminars. Ms. Betts shared her wisdom and experience on the use of acupressure and acupuncture in pregnancy and postpartum. If this topic interests you, take a look at her Facebook page where she shares her favorite resources on obstetric acupuncture.