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March 9th, 2013 7-11:30pm/VIP 6:00pm
Germania Place, 108 W Germania Pl., Chicago

What: Chicago’s Favorite Mom and Healthy Lifestyle Expert Shea Vaughn along with Akira’s Founder Jon Cotay bring you “THE” Chicago surprise fundraising event of the year unlike any other and hosts celebrities, athletes and guests in classic style. 

Why: To champion disease prevention…by giving back to the children and schools of Chicago while celebrating the success of Healthy Initiative’s 90 Day Breakthrough, those who joined the program and their personal transformations from participants to community ambassadors of healthy living.

Enjoy hours of healthy food and drink that is surprisingly savory and phenomenally delicious, great live entertainment, music and dancing, raffle prizes and a silent auction.  VIPs will enjoy a special gift bag and a private area with personal attention from a dedicated staff.  Tickets are $100/General Admission and $250/VIP (tickets limited). 



Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician, NY Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including The Dr. Oz Show, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly. Dr. Fuhrman’s own hugely successfulPBS television shows, 3 Steps to Incredible Health! and Dr. Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution! bring nutritional science to homes all across America.

Dr. Fuhrman is the author of several books including three New York Times best sellers. Dr. Fuhrman’s #1 New York Times best-selling book, Eat to Live (Little Brown), has sold over 1,000,000 copies and has been published in multiple foreign language editions. In October 2012, Super Immunity (HarperOne) became a NY Times best seller and in January 2013, his latest book, The End of Diabetes (HarperOne) also reached The NY Times list. Dr. Fuhrman has published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals, including: “Glycemic and cardiovascular parameters improved in Type 2 Diabetes with the high nutrient density (HND) diet.” Open Journal of Preventive Medicine and “Changing perceptions of hunger on a high nutrient density diet.” Nutrition Journal .

Dr Fuhrman is the father of nutritarian eating. His health (longevity) equation H = N/C, (healthy life expectancy is proportional to lifetime intake of micronutrient diversity and quantity per calorie) has interested scientists the world over. As an advocate of diets rich in a vast array of plant micronutrients per calorie, his ANDI scoring system (featured in Whole Foods Market) has directed millions of consumers to eat an anti-cancer diet-style.

Special Guests


Jon Cotay

Jon Cotay is the Co-Host for Celebrate Yourself Healthy with Shea Vaughn. Cotay is Co-Founder of AKIRA Chicago, a chain of 17 clothing stores.

Emery Moorehead

Emery Moorehead, a 12-year veteran of the National Football League has a history of being a versatile football player. He received All State honors as a running back at Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Illinois and played both running back and receiver at the University of Colorado, where he captained the Big 8 Championship team, was an officer of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and graduated with a B.A. in communications. Drafted by the New York Giants in 1977 he played both wide receiver and fullback. After a year in Denver (1980) he concluded his 12-year career with the Chicago Bears as their starting tight end for 8 consecutive years in 1988. This long and highly successful athletic career included the Chicago Bear’s World Championship in Super Bowl XX. Emery was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

Holle Thee Maxwell

Holle Thee Maxwell is an accomplished songwriter as well as an incredible singer. The blues superstar, Bobby “Blue” Bland covered one of her songs on his critically acclaimed album Come Fly With Me. In addition to singing soul, rock, jazz, country and blues, Holle also sings in French, German and Italian. From opera, to “Thee” blues (as she likes to call it), Holle Thee Maxwell can sing it all in a way that is distinctly “Holle.”

Comedian B. Cole

It’s a Cold world out there but comedian, actor, writer and movie producer comedian B. Cole is definitely supplying his own heat. If comedian B.Cole looks familiar it’s probably because you’ve seen him on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Live From L.A., and BET’s ComicView for 8 seasons. If you didn’t catch him on ComicView then maybe you caught a glimpse of him in the hit movies “Love Jones” and “Barbershop” or on stage during one of the many college tours that he’s been a part of.

Jenniffer Weigel

Jenniffer Weigel has been broadcast journalist in Chicago since 1995. Starting in radio (WLUP, WLS-AM, WGN-AM) and then moving to television (WGN-TV, WBBM-TV, WMAQ-TV) She won an Emmy Award for her on-camera reporting at CBS, and is now a columnist for the Chicago Tribune.

She has written two books: “Stay Tuned” and “I’m Spiritual, Dammit!” and is a contributor for the Tribune video team. Her one woman show “I’m Spiritual, Dammit!” had three successful runs on the Chicago stage.

Jenniffer’s ”Lessons for Life” column for the Chicago Tribune can be found here: She is also a frequent contributor for WGN radio and WGN Television. She is happily working on her third book which will be released in 2013.


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