Thumbs up to the Hinsdale Humane Society for hosting its sixth annual Pet and Brick Blessing on June 22. About 75 guest and 20 pets attended the event, and 51 new bricks were installed in the Carla E. Fisher Memorial Garden. The day featured readings from Hinsdale Humane Society staff, individual blessings for attendees' pets and a prayer service with families as they held hands over their personalized bricks, which share touching messages of hope and loss that will remain in the garden.
Thumbs up to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for breaking ground on a new cancer institute and outpatient center. Scheduled for completion in 2015, 54,000-square-foot facility will include 19 private treatment rooms and will house oncology services as well as imaging services, including all general imaging and women-focused imaging services, such as mammography.