WTHR Channel 13 announced today that musician Bret Michaels will appear at the WTHR Health and Fitness Expo on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at 1p.m. "I am very excited to be a part of this huge event. As someone who has battled diabetes, I am looking forward to sharing my message on overcoming adversity to live a better life. I hope to help Channel 13 make a difference in the lives of people in Indiana," said Bret.
Bret was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at the age of six, and is passionately devoted to raising awareness of the disease in hopes of finding a cure. He has partnered with both the American Diabetes Association and the JDRF as spokesperson and a sponsor. Bret has also created the Life Rocks Foundation and helps raise tens of millions for diabetes research, childhood cancer charities, and St. Jude Children's Hospital. In addition, Bret is appearing on Oprah's LifeClass April 2nd as a LifeClass teacher, sharing his life lessons and personal story of overcoming health obstacles.
Bret Michaels rose to fame as the front man of the iconic band, Poison, selling over 30 million records worldwide. He recently released his new digital-only single, "A Beautiful Soul". His latest CD, Jammin' With Friends features legendary musicians from Aerosmith, Kiss, and Van Halen. Bret burst onto the reality TV scene in the wildly popular Rock of Love with Bret Michaels show. Bret also starred in and won Donald Trump's NBC hit, Celebrity Apprentice, raising more than $300,000 for Diabetes research.
The WTHR Health and Fitness Expo is scheduled for April 26th and 27th at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The presenting sponsor of the Expo is Marian University. The Expo features the most health care exhibits under one roof, and will include free health screenings, celebrity appearances, live exercise, dance and cooking demonstrations. Expo visitors can connect with nearly 100 exhibitors with the latest in health information and new ways to stay healthy.
Get free tickets for the Health Expo here. (Use the promo code HEALTH.)
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