Another chance to ‘Lighten Up’

This past weekend, 120 participants weighed in at the Clarion Hotel to begin participation in the Lighten Up Dunkirk-Fredonia Weight Loss Challenge, a locally promoted and sponsored event in which prizes will be awarded for the greatest percentages of weight loss.

In response to requests for an additional weigh-in date, one last-chance weigh-in is scheduled for Sunday between 4 and 6 p.m. at the lobby of the Clarion Hotel, located at 30 Lake Shore Drive East in Dunkirk. An entry fee of $10 per participant will be collected at the weigh-in, with all proceeds donated to American Cancer Society.

No Biggest Loser-style bathing suit or boot camp moments here. A person can work to hitting a goal weight alone, as many do, or in a group setting,. Simply weigh-in this Sunday as 120 other participants did last weekend, and weigh-out during one of the designated times over the May 23rd weekend (what you wear is your choice). A person sets his/her own actual weight loss goals, but prizes will be awarded for the greatest percentage of weight loss.

Weigh-out times are Friday, May 23, between 7 and 9 p.m; Saturday, May 24th, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Sunday, May 25 between 2 and 4 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to participants in over-40 and under-40 categories who achieve the greatest percentage of weight loss. Prizes will include a $500 Gift Certificate to T.J. Maxx (towards a new wardrobe, hopefully), multiple gym memberships, Zumba classes and other health-oriented awards. For further information, visit the event’s “Lighten Up Dunkirk-Fredonia” Facebook page, or contact Jason Schmidt by telephone at 672-5800, or by email at