Every year, Lawndale Christian Health Center and Lawndale Christian Fitness Center host the Lawndale 5k run/walk to promote wellness in the community and to bring people together for a day of fun! Join us for the 11th annual race on Saturday, September 29, 2018 as we move through the streets of Lawndale and celebrate being healthy, being together, and continuing to make a difference in our neighborhood and its surroundings.
In June, the doors opened to the highly anticipated Farm on Ogden - an exciting partnership between Lawndale Christian Health Center and the Chicago Botanic Garden! The Farm on Ogden is an urban food hub that will yield fresh veggies and tilapia year-round through a sustainable aquaponics system. It also serves to provide a job training center, commercial kitchen, aggregation space, and community fresh market! The proceeds from this year's race will support the operation of the Farm on Ogden.
Plant a seed,
watch it grow
Lawndale Christian Health Center has been around since 1984. Over the past 34 years, LCHC has grown in response to the needs of the people of Lawndale and their neighbors. What began as a single health clinic on Ogden Avenue has expanded to 5 clinic locations across the West Side of Chicago, a fitness center, a healthy café, and a conference center. The impact of each person who has served, supported, donated, and cared over the years has created a ripple effect that continues to spread to this day. Join us in taking a few small steps in the right direction - you never know what kind of movement you can start.