Weight Watchers urged staff, members to ‘Lose for Good’

Published 9:13 am Monday, November 3, 2008

Weight Watchers’ nationwide “Lose for Good” campaign, created to empower people to get healthier while also giving back to others in need, addresses two global epidemics — obesity and chronic hunger and malnutrition.

The six-week campaign, which kicked off on Sept. 7 and ended Oct. 18, also rallied the Weight Watchers community by encouraging its employees and members to participate in local food drives. In Albert Lea, the food collected at the Weight Watchers meeting location at the Skyline Plaza, is being donated to The Salvation Army Food Shelf to help fellow community members in need.

“We are so excited that our members’ weight loss will be the community’s gain,” local Weight Watchers leader Karol Held said. “Lose for Good will help everyone in the community work towards the same goal of achieving a healthy lifestyle.”

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For every pound lost by Weight Watchers members locally and across the country during the Lose for Good campaign, Weight Watchers will donate the cost of one pound of food, or up to $1 million. The funds will go to two hunger-fighting organizations: Share Our Strength, which works to make sure no child in America grows up hungry, and Action Against Hunger, which helps feed people in troubled parts of the world.