Portland, ME (PRWEB) December 14, 2012
Dr. Lou Jacobs of Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture in Portland, ME has decided to make his annual weight loss challenge a fundraiser for The Center for Grieving Children. Dr. Jacobs says "With 4 of the top ten leading causes of death being weight related, it seems more than appropriate to use my challenge as a fundraiser for children who have lost their parents. Odds are, in many cases, weight and lifestyle were a factor. When preventable disease takes the life of a parent, it's especially tragic."
Dr. Jacobs will donate $5 of every entry fee to the center.
Lose Weight, Get Paid. For the past six years Dr. Lou’s Weight Loss Challenge has helped hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds. In 2013 participants from around the country will pay $50 to enter. Of that $50, $15 will go toward classes and diagnostics. $5 of every entry fee will be donated to The Center For Grieving Children. The other $30 will be put toward the winnings. The cost will rise $5/day after January 1, and all additional fees will be given back to the winner(s)There are three categories. Greatest percentage of original body weight lost, greatest transformation, and new for 2013, the family category. In 2012 a family of four that participated lost a total of 180 lbs and under the guidance of their medical doctors, they were able to come off all of their medications. Previous winners have used the money won for down payments on cars, vacations and a host of other fun things. There is no limit to the amount of prize money, the final amount is determined by the number of entries.
In order to help people in their pursuits, several support meetings are held each month for participants and their guests. Topics include nutrition, exercise, and personal improvement. Meetings are facilitated by a licensed professional in the particular field. The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to March 31, 2013 and Dr. Lou consistently awards thousands of dollars each year.
The sixth annual “Dr. Lou’s Weight Loss Challenge” motivates, educates, inspires and holds people accountable for their weight loss and fitness. Last year, hundreds of pounds were lost among the top 5 participants alone. Sixty percent of Maine residents are considered overweight or obese. Obesity is linked to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and a host of other painful and expensive health problems. Maine’s healthcare system is crumbling, we are first in the country for addiction to pain killers and most of Maine’s healthcare financial burdens are due to preventable disease that are directly related to weight.
Dr. Lou’s 2013 Weight Loss Challenge is designed to help people get as healthy as possible so that they may enjoy long meaningful lives with their friends and family.
$50 Cash or Check
*Shorts or bathing suits recommended for weigh in pictures
January 1, 2013 from 8 am -12 noon
January 2,3,7,8 from 9-1 and 3-6
Sunday, March 31, 2013
138 St. John Street
Portland, Maine 04102
About Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture: Dr. Lou Jacobs is a licensed chiropractor in Portland, ME with an additional specialization in acupuncture treatments. Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture helps patients treat chronic pain, various injuries, headaches, and more.