CHESTERTON | The Franciscan Alliance Spirit of Women program’s second annual Little Black Dress health event drew more than 200 guests to the Sand Creek Country Club for an evening of free health education, screenings and fun. A dozen medical staff members were on hand to offer informal question-and-answer sessions as well as Speed Date with the Doctors, which allowed participants to discuss health issues with a variety of specialists. Shopping, with wares provided by 13 vendors; refreshments, raffle prizes and gifts also were offered.
“It is our mission at Franciscan Alliance to inspire health and wellness in the communities we serve. We are proud to offer free screenings and the chance to meet with our physicians in an atmosphere that is upscale, informative and fun,” said Ellen Sharpe, Franciscan Alliance regional director of physician and outreach marketing, one of the event coordinators. Dawn Radich-Kotz, manager of support services at Franciscan Healthcare-Munster and an event volunteer, added, “I know that the women who attended really had a great time. I can’t believe that it was all free, because the health information that was shared was invaluable.“