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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Indy racer Sarah Fisher takes pole position for St. Francis ‘Day of Dance’

PLAINFIELD, Ind. – Professional race car driver Sarah Fisher will help set the pace for hundreds of central Indiana women, their families and friends attending the 8th Spirit of Women Day of Dance sponsored by Franciscan / St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers.

Day of Dance steps off 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 19 at Primo West Banquet & Conference Center, 2353 E. Perry Road, Plainfield. The event, which continues through mid-afternoon, is for women of all ages, offering dancing and other aerobic activities which may help prevent heart disease.

The annual event provides live dance demonstrations and instruction, music, cooking demonstrations and lunch. Also, there will be free screenings for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body-mass index to name but a few.

Fisher roared into the open-wheel racing limelight nearly a decade ago. She has been named IZOD IndyCar’s most popular driver three times. The Ohio native, who runs Sarah Fisher Racing, announced her retirement from racing in November 2010 to focus on her team activities.

Fisher became the youngest woman to compete in the storied Indianapolis 500 at age 19. She has turned laps at the famed oval in nine races. She is youngest owner in the IZOD IndyCar Series.

Admission to Day of Dance is free, but advanced registration is strongly encouraged. To register, call 317-782-4422, or go to

St. Francis Hospital is a proud member of Spirit of Women, a national network of hospitals dedicated to the overall health and well-being of women and their families,” said Michele Wood, R.N., manager of St. Francis’ Spirit of Women program.