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You’re invited to Cheers for Children’s Health 2023!

Cheers for Children’s Health is June 8, 2023, and ticket sales are now live! Join us to celebrate another year of service to the Cook and Lake county communities.

This year, enjoy a glass of wine or a cold brew while touring our newest mobile clinic, participating in interactive activities and learning about the continuing progress of Mobile Care Chicago, all on the spectacular lawn of The Duncan by Flats. Bring the whole family for the fun and enjoy a complimentary meal as well!

Help us keep our clinics on the road (and have fun at the same time!). Click HERE to register now!

Meet Lake County Asthma Van Design Contest Finalist Pablo Alejandro!

We’re revealing the winning design of our Lake County Asthma Van decal design contest next week! Our three finalists are all incredible designers from both Chicago and Lake County areas! Today, meet, or re-meet Pablo Alejandro, Chicago-based designer and our most recent art contest winner!

Please re-introduce yourself for those who may not have seen your t-shirt design/interview!

My name is Pablo Alejandro I’m a graphic designer here in Chicago working to build my brand/company to a point where I can support my family and provide generational wealth with my art. 

What have you been up to since we last interviewed you? Any new projects on the horizon?

Since we’ve talked I recently became a Graphic Designer for one of the best signage companies in Chicago, I have a new baby on the way and working on buying my first home, Starting may we will relocate my studio to Chicago and I hope to open a storefront with my friends to sell some of my pieces. 

What inspired your design for the Lake County Asthma Van?

My design is inspired by being able to overcome no matter what obstacle is in front of you, having asthma just a part of everyday life while still being able to partake in activities with your friends. I want the van to be welcoming to the children and intrigue them so that they’re excited to come inside. 

Where have you been finding inspiration lately? 

Lately my son has been my biggest source of inspiration, I ask him all the time for his opinion and his perspective on the world, aside from him I get inspiration from my family traditions and past experiences that made me who I am. 

What is the best part about living in Chicago?

The best part of living in Chicago is the food, and the art/ pop up community. There is always something to do if you’re looking to “pop out”. 

Favorite Chicago neighborhood and why?

My favorite Chicago neighborhood is Fulton Market, the streetwear community is growing there and there’s a lot of great places to shop as well as eat delicious food. My two favorite things to do; eat and shop. 

What is your biggest hope for Chicago?

My biggest hope for Chicago is that we spend less money on law enforcement/ ticketing people and more on resources/ programs that will help/heal our youth. We spend too much time focused on how to punish people instead of providing programs that could prevent breaking the law. I hope more people are inspired to follow Mobile Care Chicago’s example and provide much needed free resources to our children. 

To see more of Pablo’s work, click here!

Did you know this about Asthma?

A crucial part of our mission is to help children with asthma receive the free quality care they need. Even though it’s possible that some of you already know these facts, it’s important to highlight that asthma is still a concerning health situation that affects millions of Americans on a daily basis. Here are five of the most pressing facts about asthma. Let us know any other facts regarding this chronic illness. Information courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). 2019 National Health Interview Survey Data. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/nhis/2019/data.htm and Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Mobile Care’s Medical Director Dr. Andrea Pappalardo explains bad allergies on The 21st Show episode “Extreme Allergies Are In The Air”

Mobile Care’s Medical Director, Dr. Andrea Pappalardo participated in the NPR podcast “The 21st Show” on July 12th and addressed the extreme allergies that are in the air this year, arguably worse than the last five years. Dr. Pappalardo spoke with Brian Mackey about the growing number of allergy patients she encounters and the ever-growing quantity of allergens in the air. She breaks down the causes and the effects of allergens that enter the body and the concerning number of patients suffering from adverse allergic reactions. Listen to the full episode in the link below to learn more about how 2022 has shown to be a bad year for allergy patients and why there are new unprecedented factors in the allergy field.


Thank You Dedication Health!

Cheers for Children’s Health was a success thanks to our many sponsors and supporters.  A source of constant support is Dedication Health. Phil Sheridan, one of Dedication Health’s Founders, also happens to be one of the founders of Mobile Care Chicago. He still supports MCC patients, is on the board of MCC, and generously sponsors our clinics with his Dedication Health co-founder John E. Croghan, MD. Dedication Health is a concierge clinic located in northern Illinois that provides premium patient-tailored healthcare. With their board certified physicians, Dedication Health makes sure to eliminate the hassle and constraints of traditional patient-doctor relationships, and provide superb medical attention. Being an important organization in Illinois medicine, Dedication Health shares the desire to provide quality healthcare for people in need.

The help received was highly useful in the execution of the Cheers for Children’s Health fundraising event. However, Dedication Health’s 3-year sponsorship is helping our existing clinics continue to serve disinvested communities, even in such difficult times. It’s because of these contributions that we can continue caring for children all around the Chicagoland area. With this enormous help, reaching 10,000 patients by 2023 is a much more attainable goal. Thank you Dedication Health!

Mobile Care Chicago is an incredible organization providing medical and dental services to children around Chicago whose only commonality is they are all “children in need of services” that the existing healthcare system in our country has failed to provide. Every child deserves to be treated effectively, efficiently and with compassion – Mobile Care does just that for any child in need.- Philip Sheridan, MD

The results are in!

The results are in! Thanks to everyone that contributed to Cheers for Children’s health, we were able to raise $55,240! We couldn’t have done this without all of your support!

We’d also like to extend our gratitude to our generous sponsors, for making this event possible. Thank you to Arya Consulting Partners, Financial Renaissance, Signature Bank, Lopez & Company, Concord Group, Dedication Health, Revolution Brewing FLATS and AirAnswers

We can’t wait to see you all at our next event!

Food Allergy Awareness Week

Food allergies can cause some mysterious symptoms, including asthma symptoms. At MCC, food allergy tests have helped us figure out triggers for our patients, like Eve in our last post. Have you ever gotten a food allergy test?

Help us reach more kids with free asthma/allergy health services by attending our annual event at FLATS on June 9!

Register here: https://mobilecarechicago.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/mobilecarechicago/eventRegistration.jsp?event=23

Asthma Van Patient Story!

Another great story from our very own Asthma Van! ❤️ Eve’s family struggled to understand the root of her allergic reactions, and saw themselves in dire emergency situations constantly. Thankfully after some investigating, and Dr. Pappalardo’s medical intuition, the cause was found and Eve has been able to avoid any extreme allergic reactions ever since! With parent’s collaboration and the MCC staff, all patients can live a life without the distraction of pain from a chronic health condition.

Make sure to register for Cheers for Children’s Health to learn more about what our program does and how you can help!

Register here: https://mobilecarechicago.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/mobilecarechicago/eventRegistration.jsp?event=23

Patient Story from the Dental Van!

We’re excited to share a new Patient Story!

This time our story comes from the Dental Van, where our five year old patient Stella has shown great improvement in her oral health. Her parents learned some key information on their visits to the Dental Van and two years after that initial appointment she’s no longer dealing with cavities! We’re happy to see another family get the information they need to ensure a healthier lifestyle.

Help support our program and the families that receive treatment by sharing our mission with others, donating and coming to our event June 9th! Register Here.

Cheers for Children’s Health!

Please join us for a fundraising event on Thursday, June 17! The evening will include a tour of our new mobile clinic (the flex van!), and a fundraiser to support our new COVID-19 vaccine clinics, where we reach communities who cannot easily access the vaccine. Your contribution will help us vaccinate homebound individuals in the Chicagoland area, and will enable us to serve 10,000 patients annually by 2023. Enjoy music, fire pits, and lots of space to lounge on the historic grounds of The Duncan in the West Loop. We recommend dressing comfortably and casually. Your ticket includes beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres. In the case of rain, we will move to an indoor open-air space at the same location. The night is sure to be fun… and we hope to see you there!

Register for the event here!

We’d like to thank our friends at FLATS for generously providing us with a beautiful event space. Check out their amazing portfolio of amenity-rich living and event spaces at https://www.flatslife.com/.

We’d also like to thank our 2021 Sponsors: AirAnswers, Concord Group, Dedication Health, Signature Bank, and Financial Renaissance.

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