Scale Back Alabama, which saw nearly 27,000 Alabamians lose a combined 129,528 pounds in 2013, is gearing up for its eighth year. For those persons planning to participate, Riverview Regional Medical Center in Gadsden is the official weigh-in location for Etowah County.
Scale Back weigh-in hours at Riverview are Jan. 20, through Jan. 24. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday weigh-in times are 6 a.m. – 8 a.m., then again from 12 – 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday weigh-in times are 5 – 7 p.m. There is no cost to participate.
More than $12,000 in prizes will be given out to this year’s participants. If every team member sheds at least 10 pounds during the 10-week contest, the team is entered into a random drawing for the $4,000 grand prize. The second and third teams drawn win $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. Individuals are eligible for one of 50 individual prizes of $100. Team and individual prizes will be announced April 25.
Participants must sign up as four-member teams, must be 18 years of age and must register and weigh in at an official Weigh-In Site during the Weigh-In Week of Jan. 20-24, 2014.
Complete rules and information can be found at www.scalebackalabama.com. Scale Back Alabama is sponsored by The Alabama Department of Public Health, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and the Alabama Hospital Association.