Lisle resident Dr. Habib Shaikh has returned from a mission to the largest refugee camp in the world. Located in Bangladesh, the camp is home to more than 800,000 Rohingya refugees. The Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital medical oncologist saw roughly 40 patients per day in an acute care clinic essentially made of inflatable tents with no labs, imaging or decent lighting. In addition to providing medical aid, Dr. Shaikh helped with a fresh water project to build wells.
The Dover Foundation recently granted the DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) a $500,000 grant to complete the museum’s AWEsome Energy exhibit as part of its mission to provide early-learning STEM experiences to children. At its annual benefit ball, the DCM honored Dover CEO Bob Livingston with its Great Friend to Kids award. ABC anchor Judy Hsu, Molex CEO Martin P. Slark (2017 award recipient), Dover CEO Robert Livingston (2018 award recipient), DCM CEO Sarah Orleans and DCM board chair Mark Trembacki are shown at the April 7 event.
Have a Ball
Naperville resident Scott Palmer, head of operations at Chicago-based Spikeball, Inc., recently donated 12 sets of the Spikeball game to the Naperville Park District. The game combines elements of volleyball and four square and is played two-on-two by ricocheting a small ball onto a round net. The park district will use the sets in summer day camp programs as a way for kids to have fun while exercising.