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Aunt Martha’s First Bud Billiken Parade Recap

August 24, 2018

Contact:
Zara Siddiqui
Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness
zasiddiqui@auntmarthas.org
(312) 971-2551

Aunt Martha’s First Bud Billiken Parade Recap

Chicago, IL – Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness participated in the 89th Annual Bud Billiken Parade on August 11th, 2018 at Washington Park. The parade was sponsored by the Chicago Defender Charities and featured appearances by political leaders such as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, local organizations and Grand Marshall, Vic Mensa.

Aunt Martha’s was proud to participate for the first time in the Bud Billiken parade. Members from the Aunt Martha’s Health Outreach team helped families schedule Back-to-School Physicals at the Wellness Pavilion following the parade. Approximately, 60 members of the Aunt Martha’s team walked in the parade including CEO Raul Garza, Senior Leadership, Foster Care, the Children’s Reception Center, youth in care, and Aunt Martha’s Junior Advisory Board, who recommended Aunt Martha’s participation in the parade.

“This year was our first time at the parade. It was an honor for Aunt Martha’s to be involved at an event that demonstrates our core values to serve, unite, and improve the community, said CEO Raul Garza. “We are already looking forward to next year. It was a great time for all of us,” he added.

About Bud Billiken

The Bud Billiken parade has been a back-to-school celebration and showcase for youth talent in Chicago since 1929. This year’s parade theme was “Back-to-School, Back-to- Work, Back-to- Life, Back-to-Bud.” Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness looks forward to participating again at next year’s 90th Annual Bud Billiken Parade.

About Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness

Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness is a Federally Qualified Health center with over 24 locations throughout Illinois, since 1972. Services include physical, behavioral, and dental health care services along with foster care and community wellness programs. Aunt Martha’s is nationally recognized in the top quarter as a leader in care coordination and serves over 70,000 patients and clients annually.

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