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Pierce County's Biggest Winner Competition Underway
South Puget Sound couples chosen to participate in annual weight loss competition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Todd Kelley (253) 403-1716
(TACOMA) – The third annual Pierce County's Biggest Winner Weight Loss competition is underway! This year, the competition featured 20 couples chosen from 11 cities throughout the South Puget Sound region.
The 14-week weight loss competition includes health assessments before and after the competition, individual sessions with a MultiCare registered dietitian and a YMCA health and wellness coach, nutrition and fitness classes.
This year’s Biggest Winner will also include the Super Shopper Challenge, where participants learn to shop for healthy foods, the Y Kids Run, Camp Seymour’s rope course challenge and the Roman Meal Sound to Narrows 5K Run/Walk.
The couple who loses the highest percentage of body weight by the Sound to Narrows event on Saturday, June 13, 2009 will be named “The Pierce County’s Biggest Winner Couple” by Ali Vincent, who won last year’s Biggest Loser television show. She will be accompanied by her mother and fellow contestant, Bette-Sue Burklund.
Biggest Winner programs were created by Pierce County Gets Fit and Healthy, a partnership between MultiCare Center for Healthy Living, Tacoma-Pierce County YMCAs, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Since 2007, when the Pierce County Biggest Winner programs began, participants have lost a total of 1,016 pounds and are living healthier lives. Last year’s winner, Greg Rolsma, lost 46 pounds, amounting to more than 15% of his total body weight.
The MultiCare Center for Healthy Living’s goal is to serve as the community’s complete resource for better health. The Center’s educational programs, events and activities provide people with the information they need to feel better and live healthier. The Center is a community resource made possible by gifts to the MultiCare Health Foundation.
For more information, or to track the progress of the participants, go to www.piercecountygetsfit.org.
MultiCare is a leading-edge, connected organization made up of four hospitals including Allenmore Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Tacoma General Hospital, numerous primary care and urgent care clinics, multi-specialty centers, Hospice and Home Health services, and many other services. A not-for-profit organization based in Tacoma, Washington since 1882, MultiCare has grown over the years in response to community needs. Today we are the area's largest provider of health care services, serving patients at 93 locations in Pierce, South King, Kitsap and Thurston counties.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009 in