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Monday, April 14, 2014

Franciscan St. Francis to participate in WTHR-13’s Health & Fitness Expo

INDIANAPOLIS – Franciscan St. Francis Health is one of the major sponsors of the second annual WTHR Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

The family event will feature a large exhibit hall that will include area fitness organizations, hospitals, clinics and more.

A free screening zone includes cholesterol, blood pressure checks and BMI scoring, and local organizations will take the stage to lead workout sessions and entertain. One stage is also dedicated to healthy cooking, with demonstrations scheduled during the entire two days.

Local and national celebrities also will make appearances, including Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts), Sarah Fisher (IndyCar Series driver/owner), Bret Michaels (lead singer for Poison), Serena Aunon (NASA astronaut), and Nick Goepper (Winter Olympics medalist).

The Expo will be at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Exposition Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5 at the door, but free online. Visit for details for ordering free tickets, and use the promo code “HEALTH.”

Franciscan St. Francis is the sole sponsor for the Expo’s Million Step Challenge. Every person attending will receive a free pedometer and will be encouraged before they leave to enter the number of steps they have walked during their visit.

Franciscan St. Francis will have a presence at two booths. The hospital’s Cancer Center is the Expo’s major cancer services representative, with a 600-square-foot booth dedicated to lung health. Staff will offer free pulmonary function tests to interested adults.

Franciscan St. Francis also will participate in the screening zone, sponsored by Marian University.