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Four prominent speakers featured at Veggie Fest

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 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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. For more information about Veggie Fest Chicago 2017 visit us online:


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