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Challenge Tops 1,040,000 lbs, National Tour Makes 14th Stop in New Orleans for Bayou Classic
Date:11/21/2007

Celebrity Fit Club expert/best-selling author Dr. Ian Smith brings free national weight-loss initiative to Big Easy; Urges residents to give up pounds at annual football classic, Greater St. Stephens Full Gospel Baptist

Church

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Ian Smith's 50 Million Pound Challenge is coming to New Orleans to rally people to take control of their health and give up the pounds to fight the epidemic of excess weight taking so many lives across the community. Backed by African-American leaders and sponsored by State Farm(R), the free weight-loss initiative is making the 14th stop of its national kickoff tour to help Big Easy residents get fit and lose weight to save lives. One of the most far-reaching efforts of its kind, The Challenge is an historic campaign by the African-American community that in just over 7 months has taken on 263,311 participants and taken off 1,041,208 pounds.

Dr. Ian is bringing The Challenge to New Orleans on Thanksgiving weekend to meet with people at the annual State Farm Bayou Classic(R) football game and the Sunday service at Greater St. Stephens Full Gospel Baptist Church.

Saturday, November 24 -- Bayou Classic

-- The Challenge will be present for the Fan Fest extravaganza at the

Superdome before and during the Bayou Classic, giving attendees a

chance to learn more and sign up to join the campaign in person. Dr.

Ian will participate in the game's opening ceremonies.

Sunday, November 25 -- Greater St Stephens Full Gospel Baptist Church

-- Dr. Ian speaks to the congregation of Greater St. Stephens Full Gospel

Baptist Church at the 9 and 11:15 a.m. services, and The Challenge team

will be present to answer questions throughout the day. People who

register (https://www.50millionpounds.com/login.aspx) pr
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