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.
The kick-off event for Lighten Up East Texas will be held at the Broadway Square Mall in Tyler on Friday from 5 to 8 pm, and on Saturday from 11 am until 3 pm. Registration tables will be located inside the mall on both days. Free health screenings and prize giveaways will be available on Saturday.