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CHRISTUS invites East Texas women to register early for the third annual Expo, bringing women together with heart, soul and mind

Special to The Leader

JASPER — CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Jasper Memorial and the CHRISTUS LiveWell Women’s Network proudly announce registration opening today for the third annual Jasper Women’s Expo featuring keynote speaker Lisa Whelchel on February 5. CHRISTUS invites women across East Texas to register early and join the Expo to learn about and celebrate ways to achieve a lifetime of wellness with heart, soul and mind.

As the keynote speaker, Whelchel will expand upon the importance of living a well-balanced life, as well as discuss her theme-related book “Friendship For Grown-‐Ups: What I Missed and Learned Along the Way.” A Texas native, Whelchel’s first professional acting experience was on Walt Disney’s “The New Mickey Mouse Club” as a Mouseketeer. However, she is best known for her starring role as Blair Warner on NBC’s “The Facts of Life,” which aired for nine years.

The Jasper Women’s Expo, themed “Sowing seeds of friendship,” is one of three LiveWell events presented by the CHRISTUS LiveWell Women’s Network. This event, as well as GirlTalk and the 2016 LiveWell Women’s Conference, is emceed by Editor-in-Chief of VIP Magazine of Southeast Texas and the Southeast Texas EventsBook, Shelly Vitanza.

“We’re excited to announce registration opening for the third annual Women’s Expo to continue to educate, share and celebrate health and wellness among women in East Texas,” said Women’s Expo Lead Becky Howard. “Women are encouraged to register early for early bird admission rates and to save their spot for a day filled with shopping, free health screenings, catered lunch, a keynote speaker series and more to help them live well.”

Women can register for the Expo one of two ways: 1) online at www.christussetx.org/livewell-womens-expo (credit card only); 2) by mail, complete a registration form and send to CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System, Attn: Becky Howard, 2900 North Street, Suite 103, Beaumont, Texas 77702.

Women who register for the Expo between Jan. 5 and Jan. 22 pay an Early Bird rate of $25 for single admission. Group rates are available upon request. Regular single admission rates, after Jan. 22 through the event day, are $35.

Registration includes admission to personal enrichment, medical, food and fitness and DIY and hobby sessions, free health screenings, shopping, door prizes and a special luncheon with keynote speaker, Lisa Whelchel. The cost for attending the Women’s Expo is the same whether you attend all day or for part of the event. Also, registration for the 2016 Women’s Expo also registers you for a free membership with the CHRISTUS LiveWell Women’s Network, where you’ll be in the know about all CHRISTUS women’s events throughout the year.

This year’s Women’s Expo takes place at Harvest Church. Event doors open at 8:30 a.m. for registration, health screenings and shopping. The first educational session begins at 9:30 a.m. with presentations and activities to follow. In addition to lunch, shopping and free health screenings, the day features 20, 50-minute breakout sessions with a wide range of enlightening health and lifestyle workshops with topics than span health, fitness, and spirituality.

Seating is limited and early registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, call 409.899.7700 or visit CHRISTUS LiveWell Women’s Network at www.christuslivewell.org. For special assistance, please email r.howard@christushealth.org.