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Summer Weight Loss Competition Underway

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- Starting Friday, you can win big. Hundreds in cash for being a loser.

Regional Hospital of Jackson is hosting its annual "Lose to Win" weight loss competition. Individuals compete in teams of two with the winning team receiving $1,000 or $500 each.

According to a hospital spokesperson, winning the competition is not the only goal of those participating.

"The goals are usually to become more active and potentially to lose some weight and just have some better health outcome. So not just what the scale says, but maybe what their blood pressure says, what their cholesterol numbers say and different things like that," said Lisa Ragsdale, a spokesperson for Regional Hospital of Jackson.

Registration closed at 5 p.m., Friday with the final weigh-in to be held August 20.
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