The 2nd Annual Drop it! Dorchester health challenge organized by the Dorchester Family YMCA was a huge success. Over 260 people registered for the 11-week program and 1,489 pounds were lost!
The challenge began in January with an initial weigh-in and assessment done at the Y. During the challenge participants had to weigh-in 7 out of the 11 weeks to qualify for prizes. Weekly emails, Facebook posts and five nutritional seminars kept the participants on track. Non-YMCA participants were even allowed to utilize the Y once a week during the program.
On Saturday, March 23 the winners were announced: Top Overall Individual went to Jimmy Long who lost 17% of his body weight. The Top Team went 2 Fat Guys and their Wives. Other winners included: Top Female, Cecilia Lavin-Hauge and Second Place Male, Donnie Johnson, The overall winner not only walked away from the program lighter and healthier he also won $200 and a half-share of Emily’s Produce CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). The top team won $300.
To see the full list of results, CLICK HERE.
The YMCA would like to thank Julianna Pax, Staci Walden and Brie Breland for generously donating their time and knowledge to make the program a success.
The YMCA would also like to thank their generous sponsors:
- TriColumbia (CTA)
- MTS Live Broadcasting
- National Bank of Cambridge
- Clayton’s Pharmacy
- Emily’s Produce
- Tri-Gas and Oil
Cambridge Family Eye Care
- Maryland Healthy Weighs