County Government Funds Private Weight Loss Program
Dropping some pounds might win you some dollars. The La Crosse County Health Department is starting its Biggest Health Challenge on February 4th. For those who pay an entry fee, the challenge comes with a chance to earn the drop-the-fat jackpot, the size of which will be determined by how many enter the challenge. Winner is the one who loses the highest percentage of body weight. Others can simply sign up and take part in free activities over an eight week program. The program was just for county employees two years ago but the public was invited to participate last year and several hundred did.