Participants in Green Hills Wellness Challenge lose almost 1500 pounds

Wellness Challenge

The 141 participants in this year’s Green Hills Wellness Challenge lost, 1489.2 pounds with those taking part losing 57.8 pounds in the final week.

The participant losing the highest percentage of initial body weight was Courtney Deaver with 15.75%. She and 24 other participants lost 10% or more of their initial body weight and won a prize of $90.

The money came from a prize pool made up of $1,500 to start and a portion of participants’ entry fees. Participants losing 10% or more of their initial body weight may pick up their prize money at the Grundy County Health Department from April 16th through 27th.

Four participants who completed their journals won other prizes in a separate drawing. Shawn McCullough and Amy Morton won one-year memberships to the Ketcham Community Center. Brenda Morris and Marie Wilbur won one-year subscriptions to the Republican-Times.