2nd Annual Summer Picnic

We’re at it again—putting more smiles on more faces! On Saturday, July 15, Face The Future Foundation (FFF) and Star Events doubled the fun for their 2nd annual summer picnic for the patients of the UIC Craniofacial Center and their families. July is National Craniofacial Awareness Month and National Picnic Month! FFF board members, Center staff and volunteers came out to help and make the sunny day even better. The fair-style picnic featured inflatables, crafts and games, music by Dan Luna, Capoine’s food truck, drinks and Italian ice. A crowd favorite were the giant cutout frames giving families and friends the chance to strike a pose.

The foundation underwrites the picnic in collaboration with Michelle Krage who directs, coordinates and produces the event. Michelle, President of Star Events and FFF board member said, “It was the perfect summer day! Our community came together to have fun and make memories.” We can’t wait to do it all over again next year!

Hear Maria Rodriguez sharing her son’s Anthony’s story with FFF board member Maria Pacheco (BMO Harris), the Center’s Elizabeth Ellevog, Event Director Michelle Krage and WGN’s Lourdes Durate.