One of the world's most watched couples, “The Apprentice” first winner Bill Rancic and E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic will headline the 8th annual CHRISTUS LiveWell Women's Conference, an all-day event showcasing the latest in health and wellness on Saturday, May 9 at Ford Park in Beaumont, Texas.
Meeting onset during Bill’s E! News interview on becoming the first Apprentice, Giuliana & Bill quickly fell head-over-heels for each other. A love story tailor-made for a reality television series, Bill and Giuliana Rancic’s glittering Hollywood romance and marriage and the woes of their real-life fertility struggles and battle with breast cancer have candidly unfolded for the world to witness on Style’s television series Giuliana & Bill.
Recognized for her role as co-anchor of E! News and co-star of E!’s Fashion Police team, Giuliana was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 after receiving a mammogram as part of her fertility regimen/treatment. With no family history of breast cancer, the 36-year-old Giuliana underwent a double mastectomy.
In 2012, Giuliana created “Fab-U-Wish,” a program to grant fashion, beauty and celebrity-themed wishes to women battling breast cancer. This program is just one aspect of her ongoing mission to help those going through hardships to find happiness and a positive outlook on life.
"Bill & Giuliana’s story hits so many chords for families in Southeast Texas,” said Becky Howard, Conference Lead, CHRISTUS Hospital. “Just because they are super stars sometimes we think that they are not impacted by real-life woes—but it’s the exact opposite. They have walked in some pretty tough shoes—and have demonstrated for a worldwide audience how to keep family values intact—even in a world of glitter and glam.”
In 2012, Giuliana & Bill also welcomed their first child, Duke. “I want two boys and two girls,” said Giuliana in a CBSNews interview. The couple has also co-authored the national best seller, “I DO, Now What?” where they take their collective 30 years experience in news, entertainment, and unique life events to provide audiences a provocative and inspiring conversation from both sides of the aisle.
“Because the Women’s LiveWell Conference is all about encouraging women to take charge of their lives and their health, Giuliana definitely shines a light on taking on life’s challenges with grace, ” said Howard. “Choosing Giuliana and Bill to headline the LiveWell Women’s Conference AND hosting the conference on Saturday allows us to touch more people with the message of health and wellness.”
Bill & Giuliana continue the CHRISTUS LiveWell Women’s Conference tradition of choosing inspiring, high-profile celebrities to deliver the keynote speech. Past speakers include actress Melissa Joan Hart, in 2014, singer-songwriter Jewel in 2013, actress Helen Hunt in 2012 and Hilary Swank in 2011.
In addition to the keynote speech, the conference includes a full day of fun and educational workshop sessions designed to empower women to improve their physical, spiritual and mental health. The event also includes free health screenings, a fabulous Market Square shopping area, presentations by physicians and seminars on the latest issues in health and wellness.
Sign up for a FREE CHRISTUS Livewell Women’s Network membership at www.christuslivewell.org and be the first to know when registration opens for the 2015 CHRISTUS LiveWell Women’s Conference. As a LiveWell member, women are automatically entered into a random drawing to be 1 of 6 lucky members to meet Bill & Giuliana Rancic. Six lucky LiveWell members will be selected over the next two months.