TYLER — Participants from all over East Texas can join together to create a healthier East Texas community. The kickoff event for Lighten Up East Texas will be held at the Broadway Square Mall in Tyler. Registration got underway Friday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. and continues Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Registration tables will be located inside the mall on both days. Free health screenings and prize giveaways will be available on Saturday.
Lighten Up East Texas is a regional weight loss challenge, created by the Fit City Challenge, in which individuals, teams, and communities can compete to lose weight and improve their health. Participants will receive entries into a grand prize drawing for every 5 percent of weight that is lost, calculated from an official starting weight and a final weight that is obtained at the end of the challenge. There is no cost to participate. Registration into the regional weight loss challenge will last from Friday, January 10 through Monday, March 31. You can go to http://www.LightenUpEastTexas.com to find out more.