Actress, TV host, producer, director and author Alison Sweeney, known as a woman who can balance career, family, health and wellness, brought an inspirational message to nearly 300 Northwest Indiana residents Oct. 8 as keynote speaker at the Inspiring Women Move It. Shake It. Live It! event at the Franciscan Health Fitness Centers in Schererville. The free event was sponsored by Franciscan Health and focused on women’s health, also by offering free health screenings for women of all ages.
Sweeney’s appearance was made possible by a grant from steel giant, ArcelorMittal, an ardent supporter of Franciscan Health for several years through participation in multiple women’s health initiatives, educational seminars, health screenings and occupational health and wellness fairs. Sweeney shared a message of health and wellness and took questions from the audience. She is best known for her 21-year role of Sami Brady on “Days of Our Lives,” in addition to her work as the 13-season host of NBC’s series, “The Biggest Loser.” She also is an author; her latest novel, “Opportunity Knocks,” was released last year The sixth-annual event also offered health screenings, dancing, exercise demos, a photo booth and vendors.