Who will win the most imaginative scavenger hunt around? That will be the question on Saturday, April 27 when the Robert Crown Center for Health Education (RCC) hosts the second annual Hunt for Health, a fundraiser to support the students who benefit from the RCC’s educational programs.
This exhilarating event begins and ends at Immanuel Hall with refreshments, raffles, and prizes. In between, teams of eight to 10 adults follow clues strategically placed in downtown landmarks and businesses.
More than 200 people participated in the inaugural event. The 2013 turnout is expected to be even greater thanks to the glowing feedback of those who attended. People hold a special place in their hearts for the RCC and are always ready to raise money for the programs the Center presents. “The community really embraces this event. We feel it’s a perfect way to have people connect this fun, active learning experience with the contributions RCC makes every day to fulfill our mission: helping kids lead healthy, happy, and safe lives,” says Kathleen M. Burke, CEO of the RCC.
With 80,000 kids visiting the RCC each year, it is a true community center where kids learn and have an opportunity to experience science hands-on and from professionals working in the field.
Also appreciated is the relaxed atmosphere of the Hunt for Health, where jeans and stylishly warm jackets are de rigueur and there isn’t a gown or tuxedo in sight.
What is in sight are the inventive and sometimes surprisingly challenging clues. Teams have been known to employ smartphones, calls home for a quick Google search, and other modern methods of problem solving to arrive at the correct answer to questions that can stump even longtime residents. They may not know the answer, but judging from the laughter, downtown knowledge is secondary to having a great time with friends in the community.
Ingrid and Mark Ellithorpe and Leah and Jeff Torsberg are this year’s chair people. “We are grateful to our energetic committee members who are so enthusiastic about the ‘Hunt’ this year,” comments Kathleen. Join them for a unique night on—and all over—the town.
The Hunt for Health takes place Saturday, April 27 at Immanuel Hall, 320 S. Grant Street in Hinsdale. Check in is at 6:30 p.m., with the scavenger hunt at 7 p.m., and post-hunt party at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 630-325-1900, or visit robertcrown.org.