Date(s) & Time(s)::
April 26, 2013
Location: Memorial Coliseum
Tapestry: A Day for You has a history of high-profile, inspirational, and energizing keynote speakers. Tapestry 2013 will be no exception!
Academy Award and Golden Globe winner, Emmy nominee, actress, wife, mother, and author all describe Sissy Spacek, the 2013
Tapestry: A Day for You keynote speaker. Tapestry takes place Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
Spacek first came to international attention as the lead character in Brian De Palma’s film adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie. A few years later, she won an Academy Award for her portrayal as country superstar Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter. Since then she has appeared in numerous films for both the big and small screens, most recently in the Oscar nominated film adaptation of the New York Times bestseller The Help. To top all that off, she has also written a memoir, My Extraordinary Ordinary Life, which was released in May of this year.
The book looks at her life, from growing up in a small town in Texas to moving to New York City at 17, and going on to build an impressive film career spanning four decades. In doing all that, Spacek wrote that she never lost sight of what matters most to her—home and family.
Morning Speakers Announced for Tapestry: A Day for You 2013
Most women know what it’s like to want to lose that five, ten, or twenty pounds of extra weight that just won’t go away. How many know what it’s like to want to lose more than a hundred pounds? And of those, how many are mothers and daughters?
Marci and Courtney Crozier know exactly what it’s like and they’re bringing their story, “The Journey,” to the morning session of Tapestry: A Day for You, Friday, April 26, at the Memorial Coliseum. Mom Marci and daughter Courtney are former contestants on the NBC reality TV series The Biggest Loser, Season 11.
Marci originally auditioned for The Biggest Loser to help her daughter Courtney, but realized along the way that she needed to get healthy, too, after tipping the scales at nearly 240 pounds. Courtney once weighed over 430 pounds. On her 21st birthday, she realized she couldn’t have the life she wanted as an obese person. She tried out twice for The Biggest Loser and was turned down both times. After the second rejection, she devised her own weight loss plan, worked hard, and succeeded in losing 122 pounds on her own.
As a result of her positive attitude and her personal weight loss success, she tried out again and both she and her mother were cast in Season 11 of The Biggest Loser. At the end of their Biggest Loser journey, Courtney had lost over 220 pounds and Marci was the first woman in the show’s history to reach her goal weight while still at the Biggest Loser Ranch.
Registration for Tapestry: A Day for You begins Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.
Tickets are $65 per person for open seating or $700 for a reserved table of ten. Tickets include breakfast, two breakout sessions, the noon luncheon, presentation of the Parkview/Tapestry Scholarships, and Spacek’s keynote address, as well as shopping in the many booths lining the perimeter of the Coliseum Expo Center.
For more information, go to ipfw.edu/tapestry. Media may contact Kathleen Jackson, Tapestry project manager, at 260-481-6854, 260-409-2755, or firstname.lastname@example.org. A downloadable photo of Spacek is available at bit.ly/W34uCR.
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