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Wellness efforts earn woman Indiana Chamber Volunteer of the Year honor

2013-01-21T00:00:00Z 2013-01-22T18:59:15Z Wellness efforts earn woman Indiana Chamber Volunteer of the Year honorBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
January 21, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Marci Crozier’s dedication to sharing her inspiring wellness journey and her work on behalf of the Wellness Council of Indiana earned her an Indiana Chamber of Commerce 2012 Volunteer of the Year award during a recent ceremony at the Indiana Convention Center.

Wellness is more than a way of life for Crozier – it’s a passion. When the Wellness Council of Indiana was established in the 1980s, she was an early contributor and volunteer.

She’s spent nearly 30 years working at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness-Schererville, currently as regional director of marketing and sales.

After chronicling her nearly 80-pound weight loss on the popular NBC television show The Biggest Loser, she began empowering others with the story of her path to physical and spiritual health at speaking engagements and to Wellness Council audiences.

“There’s a word many people to use to describe Marci – compassionate. Combined with her wellness knowledge and experience, the sky is truly the limit when it comes to making a positive impact on people’s lives,” said Indiana chamber President Kevin Brinegar. “Her dedication to helping others improve their well-being is simply inspiring.”

Crozier said the recognition extends beyond her, to Franciscan Alliance.

“It was my privilege to accept this recognition on behalf of the Sisters of St. Francis, each and every one of them, and our Franciscan Alliance organization," she said.

"When you are surrounded by such compassionate people, it just seems natural to want to give back. I am grateful for the opportunities that my position at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness has given me to encourage and motivate Northwest Indiana and the state of Indiana citizens to want to live a healthier lifestyle.”

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