Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer Rappels 278 Feet

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital’s chief medical officer and pulmonologist Michael G. Ankin, MD, FACP, FCCP, stepped over the edge 278 feet above State and Lake Streets in Chicago yesterday to rappel the signature lightning bolt of the Wit Hotel to raise awareness and funds for the Chicago Respiratory Health Association's lung disease research, advocacy and education programs.

Below are photos from the event. Read the press release for complete details.

 
 

  • Dr. Ankin begins Rapelling
    Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer Michael Ankin, MD, begins his “Plunge” down The Wit hotel in Chicago
  • Dr. Ankin rapelling as seen from street
    Dr. Ankin’s “Plunge” as seen from the ground at State and Lake streets in Chicago
  • Dr. Ankin after rapelling
    Dr. Ankin after his rappel down The Wit hotel
  • Dr. Ankin with his family
    After his rappel down The Wit hotel, Dr. Ankin with his wife Frieda (standing), son and daughter-in law Sam and Erin Ankin, his sister, Jacelyn Shiner (kneeling), and granddaughter Sidney