Marnie Robinson - Mrs Illinois International 2019!

Committed to Sharing the FOOD IS MEDICINE Message!!!

Marnie Robinson is a communications strategist, journalist and leader with more than 25 years of combined experience in the public and non-profit industries. She currently serves as head of Communications and Media Relations at The Loretto Hospital, a non-profit, safety-net hospital on the west side of Chicago.  Combining Loretto Hospital's ground breaking work in natural health care and her passion for health and nutrition, she advocates for her platform Food is Medicine.  Marnie is a spokesperson for healing disease with plant based whole food nutritioin internationally with the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Marnie leads a very active lifestyle. She enjoys singing at church, and spending quality time with her husband, Stephond, and her three sons, Stephond, Jr (lil Steph), Myles, and Kyle. Marnie enjoys training and competing in body building competitions and beauty pateants.

Marnie has a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia College Chicago, and a Master of Arts in Communications and Training from Governors State University. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists - Chicago Chapter (NABJ); National Public Relations Society of America (PRSA); and the Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR).

PBNM is thrilled to have Marnie's participation in this, our first annual 5K - Spring Into Health where we share our common passion and commitment for greater health!  Marnie is as sweet and gracious and enthusiastic about promoting plant based nutrition as she is beautiful. Be sure to stop and say Hi to Marnie at the event!

The First Step to Meet Marnie...

Our Spring Into Health 5K - Run With the Docs is a day for getting out in the fresh spring air in beautiful Busse Woods and enjoy the company of others looking for fun, some exercise, and great food!

And what better way to cap off the event but to meet Mrs Illinois International to boot!  Sign up now and we'll see you in April!

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The Illinois International Pageant System is an organization with integrity and high ethical standards that enhances the lives of its past, present and future titleholders.  The system is dedicated to making the world a better place through sisterhood, scholarship and community involvement with local, national and international charitable organizations.  Illinois International Pageants celebrates accomplishments of Illinois women leading with grace, style and hearts of service.