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Last modified: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Community invited to celebrate the life and legacy of William A. Cook

May 25, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University and Cook Group invite the public to attend a celebration of life in memory of Bill Cook, founder of Cook Inc., on Wednesday, June 1, at the IU Auditorium. The event will include a reception and program celebrating the life and legacy of Cook.

The celebration will feature dignitaries who worked closely with Cook and musical performances. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will also award Cook the Sachem award, the top honor the state office can bestow, posthumously.

What: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Bill Cook
When: Wednesday, June 1. Reception to start at 5:30 p.m. with program following at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Indiana University Auditorium, 1211 E. Seventh St., Bloomington, Ind.

*Please note that parking will be available in the Jordan garage, located east of the IU Auditorium on Jordan Avenue, as well as the Herman B Wells Library lot north of the auditorium.

Cook was a long-time friend and benefactor of Indiana University who passed away in April this year. Visit this link to read IU President Michael A. McRobbie's comments on Cook.

About Cook Group

Since 1963, Cook Group companies have been leaders in developing innovative health care devices and therapies that have enhanced medical care for untold numbers of patients. A family-owned, privately held corporation, Cook Group is dedicated to improving people's lives around the world. Its corporate family also includes companies that manufacture specialized industrial parts for nonmedical purposes, as well as businesses that offer commercial services in the fields of real estate development and management, travel and leisure, and retail.