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Letter: Lombard foundation supports healthy living with community’s help

To the editor:

I would like to share with you how very appreciative the Healthy Lombard Foundation is to the Lombard Historical Society for allowing us to distribute the prizes from our Flat Apple Summer 2017 event. Sarah Richardt, their executive director, is a dream to work with and even provided a tour of the museum for our guests at the conclusion of the celebration.

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In addition, a special thank-you goes out to the National University of Health Sciences for providing two volunteers. The students checked in the winners, helped distribute the prizes, and even were willing to wear the Happy Apple mascot costume to add a little spark.

Bill Mueller, the former president of the village of Lombard, was the co-founder of Healthy Lombard, and being able to conclude our summer activity at the gazebo erected in his memory makes it seem that he is still participating in providing opportunities for kids and their families to get and stay active, thus helping to reduce the childhood obesity statistics in DuPage County.

For any interested reader, our next event is Apple Crunch Day on Oct. 12. At noon, or anytime during that day, Healthy Lombard is encouraging folks to “crunch” on an apple and then either post their selfie on our Instagram page or send it to us at for posting on our Healthy Lombard Selfie Facebook page. This special day is being conducted in association with 2017 Great Lakes Apple Crunch sponsored by the National Farm to School Network during Farm to School Month.

I am so proud to be a Lombardian and live in a village that celebrates a pillar of our community, health and volunteerism.

Jay Wojcik

Healthy Lombard Foundation

Founder and board president

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