Quesnel’s Biggest Loser program is Salvation Army’s gain

Weight loss program donates pound for pound to Quesnel's Food Bank

  • Jun. 15, 2012 2:00 p.m.

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Karl Berglund, back left and Lenore Domanko from the Salvation Army were on hand to accept more than 1,600 pounds of food from Safeway manager Steve Wadsworth, right as a result of Rene McCarthy’s, third from left, Biggest Loser 12-week program which ended in April. In total the participants lost 1,512 pounds. The pledge was for a pound of food to the food bank for every pound lost by those in the program. The biggest loser was Michelle Schwartz, who took off 46.8 pounds For those with under 25 pounds to lose, Brandee Nash lost 24 pounds and Lori Leoppky lost the most from the tape measure at 38 inches. McCarthy was thrilled with the success of the participants and said to watch for possible additional programs in 2012. However, she’s already planning for 2013’s Biggest Loser.

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