Global Fitness Spot

The “Global Fitness Spot” in Proesel Park — A Beautiful Memorial to Honor a Beautiful Life

Madeline Horwitz Boccuzzi

The Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation Department was recently contacted by the family of Madeline Horwitz Boccuzzi, a former resident of the Village who died July 30, 2014 of melanoma. Madeline was 30 years old and a former camp counselor in Proesel Park.

A bright young woman who made a difference in every life that she touched, Madeline was an alumna of Colby College and of Duke University where she received a Master of Science degree in Global Health. She was working at Keck Medical Center of USC as a Strategic Affiliations Manager and had previously worked for Relief International, the Duke Global Health Institute and for the World Health Organization. From a young age, Madeline knew that she wanted bring medical equipment and supplies to people in need.

As a living memorial to honor the life of their daughter, Madeline’s parents, Dr. Steven and Donna Horwitz of Lincolnwood have generously donated funds to add an outdoor fitness equipment area in Proesel Park, a park much loved by Madeline. Proesel Park will be the first park in Lincolnwood to feature outdoor fitness equipment. We know the community will appreciate having a place to perform strength training in such a wonderful park. This area will complement the heavily-used walking path around the park.

A dedication of the new park equipment is planned for August 8 2015 at 11AM in Proesel Park.