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The 50 Million Pound Challenge Announces One-Millionth Member
Date:3/24/2009

the one-millionth registrant milestone and to help address the growing attention cities are paying to the health of their citizens due to correlated health care costs, Dr. Ian Smith has announced he is working with the mayors of several cities across the country to stage The 50 Million Pound Challenge Annual Walks. On May 16, 2009, people across the country will join together in their individual communities to take part in the walks and take the symbolic steps signifying their journey to a healthier lifestyle.

For more details on The 50 Million Pound Challenge, visit 50millionpounds.com.

About The 50 Million Pound Challenge:

Dr. Ian Smith's 50 Million Pound Challenge is a national health initiative encouraging people to come together and take control of their health by getting fit, losing excess weight and turning back the deadly toll of weight-related diseases that threaten nearly half of Americans and hits the African-American community especially hard. The Challenge is a free campaign supported by national civic and health organizations and sponsored by State Farm(R). It is helping cities, churches, civic groups, friends and families team up to help reverse the epidemic of excess weight and turn it into a culture of healthier living.

About Dr. Ian Smith:

Dr. Ian Smith is diet expert on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, contributor to The View, and a former editor of Men's Health. He hosts his own nationally syndicated radio show HealthWatch on American Urban Radio Networks, has written for Time, Newsweek, New York Daily News and has been featured in People, Essence, Ebony, Cosmopolitan and University of Chicago Medicine on the Midway. He is author of 5 books, including #1 NY Times bestsellers The Fat Smash Diet and Extreme Fat Smash Diet, and the new '/>"/>

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