As I am sure everyone knows, I am a huge Weight Watchers fan. It has helped me and continues to help me lose weight! When I heard that the Lose For Good Campaign was back for the second year, I was stoked.
Weight Watchers is teaming up with its members and online subscribers and charitable partners, Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger, along with celebrity ambassador Jenny McCarthy, to fight hunger at a local and global level.
As Weight Watchers members lose weight from August 30th to October 17th, Weight Watchers will donate up to $1 million to help feed children and families who need it. Plus, members can participate in local food drives at Meeting locations. So for the second year in a row, losing weight and getting healthy means healthy meals for kids, stocking food banks, and helping those in need.
Here’s a link to the Lose For Good page: http://www/weightwatchers.com/loseforgood.
Last year’s Lose for Good campaign not only raised $1 million to fight hunger, but 2,000 local food drives were established, 1.5 million pounds of food was donated to those in need, and Weight Watchers members lost a total of four million pounds! In fact, the money donated from last year’s campaign saved the lives of 6,000 malnourished children in impoverished areas of the world, helped build community gardens, stock food banks and provide after school and summer meal programs for kids in the U.S.
This year, Weight Watchers aims to make the program even more successful by hosting an online social media day, Lose-A-Palooza, that lets everyone show support by getting the word out on the Web. For every mention of Lose for Good via blogs, Twitter, Facebook and MySpace on September 15, Weight Watchers will match with $1 to Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger – up to $25,000.
Here is a video as well that will help share more about this campaign:
For more ways to participate on Lose-A-Palooza day, September 15, you can either click on “discover even more ways to do a world of good” at the link above or visit http://www.weightwatchers.com/loseapalooza