Saturday, September 06, 2008

Weight Watchers fights hunger in America through a concerted effort of their members

Hi all,

I wanted to share something about Weight Watchers that I'm very excited about. I love the creativity and the social responsibility of this organization. I'm posting a simple press release today to tell you about the food drives for the local food banks and charity of Weight Watchers National.

Thanks for being here with me today!
Angie


Montana Joins Nationwide Effort to Lose for Good

Weight Watchers lends a hand in the fights against hunger and obesity with inspiring charitable campaign

Weight Watchers has announced the launch of Lose for Good, a campaign created to empower people to get healthier while also giving back to others in need. The program addresses two global epidemics – obesity[1] and chronic hunger and malnutrition[2].

For every pound lost by Weight Watchers Members in Montana and across the country, Weight Watchers will donate the cost of one pound of food -- up to one million dollars. The six week campaign kicks off on September 7th and ends October 18th. 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. These organizations will use the funds to enhance existing programs.

Weight Watchers is also rallying its vast community by encouraging its thousands of employees and loyal Members to participate in local food drives. In the Missoula area, the food collected at the Weight Watchers meetings in Missoula will be distributed to the Missoula Food Bank, Hamilton at the Faith Lutheran Church will be donated to Haven House and Pantry Partners. The food collected at the meetings at the Pen in Deer Lodge will be donated to the Deer Lodge Food Pantry.

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


Weight Watchers Members learn that even a small change, like losing as little as 5 percent of body weight, can help bring real rewards such as lower cholesterol levels and reduced blood pressure. Similarly, helping provide nutritious food to a family dealing with hunger can make a big difference in their lives.



To join the Lose for Good campaign and make a difference in your life and in others lives, visit www.loseforgood.com.

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About Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the world's leading provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. Weight Watchers holds over 50,000 weekly meetings where members receive group support and education about healthy eating patterns, behavior modification and physical activity.

WeightWatchers.com provides innovative, subscription weight management products over the Internet and is the leading Internet-based weight management provider in the world. In addition, Weight Watchers offers a wide range of products, publications and programs for those interested in weight loss and weight control.



To learn more about Weight Watchers services, products and publications, visit www.weightwatchers.com. To find the nearest Weight Watchers meeting location, call 1-800-651-6000 or click on the “Find a Meeting” link at the top of our homepage.
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