Weight Loss Contest also Raises Funds to Fight Breast Cancer

According to an article in the Liverpool Leader, Karen Vlahos created a project in the Landmark self-expression and leadership program rewarding two people with $10,000 who lose the most weight over a ten-week period. The project is also designed to have a positive impact on people’s health in other ways, raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The project invites teams of two people to register at the Moorehead Community Centre on Saturday, September 18, for a $10 fee, which goes to the foundation. Teams are also invited to get sponsorship money from friends and family for Breast Cancer research.

The end of the 10-week weight loss challenge is on Sunday, November 28, at Chipping Norton Lakes where a 10 kilometre community walk will take place, as well as a final weigh-in with an announcement of the prize winners.

Vlahos says she created the project as she came to see how foundational our health really is – in addition to being overweight herself, she has a brother with cancer and a son with a chronic illness. “Without your health you really have nothing,” Vlahos notes.

For more information, Vlahos can be contacted at 0459 069 955 or www.moveittoloseit.page4.me. See also our article on another weight loss event created in the Landmark Education SELP Program.

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One thought on “Weight Loss Contest also Raises Funds to Fight Breast Cancer

  • September 9, 2010 at 6:19 am
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    This is fabulous work. Thank you for being a stand for Well Being, Karen.
    I look forward to connecting with you and possibly collaborating on this generous project.

    Merging personal Wellness initiatives with benevolent community outreach is a creative way for people to tap into the power of Giving AS a healing mechanism, i.e. “give it away to keep it”.
    Where I heal you, I heal myself; community thrives, and there is
    Well Being.

    Please feel free to contact me via any of the below. Many gratitudes for your great work. Peace, Tom

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    On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
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