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Buddy Up Kick-off 2018

The City of Westland is kicking off the 6th year of the popular, life changing, 7-week  "Buddy Up" Program which has been part of Mayor William R. Wild's "Passport to a Healthy City" initiative which started in 2012."The heart and soul of the program is Buddy Shuh who was a contestant on the reality TV show, 'The Biggest Loser'," commented Mayor Wild.  "Westland is very fortunate to benefit from his experience and continued dedication to helping us create a healthier community." Unfortunately, today 35% of Americans or 78 million people in the U.S. are considered obese.    Research has shown that "buddying up" can be the difference between failure and success with any weight loss plan. The "Buddy Up" Kick Off will be held on March 9 at 7:00 p.m.  in the banquet room at City Hall where you will be assigned team captains and hear an inspirational message from Buddy Shuh.After the kick-off, participants will meet every Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for 7 weeks and will be guided and encouraged through the program by their team captain. This year, back by popular demand, is an optional weight loss challenge where the top three participants with the most weight loss will win a prize.

Registration is limited to the first 250 paid registrants.  This program is open to all interested individuals looking to engage in a healthier lifestyle.

Online registration has opened and is available at

The fee is $30 which includes an event t-shirt and access to the special Buddy-Up ONLY section of Mayor Wild's Passport to a Healthy City web site with helpful information.  Participants can compete for a grand prize by paying an extra $10.  The top three participants who lost the most weight throughout the program could win big!

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