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Residents Lose for Good to Benefit Earnest Smith Center
By Sentinel News Service
Published August 21, 2010

Community Food Garden Marks Start of Annual Weight Watchers Campaign

Weight Watchers kicks-off its third annual Lose for Good campaign by breaking ground on a new “Good Food Garden” September 8, at the Ernest Smith Center, 157 E. Myrrh Street, in Compton.

Included in the kick-off event this year are Los Angeles residents Tina Konegni and Tiffany Elizalde, twin sisters that recently lost a combined 268 pounds and are first prize winners of Weight Watchers 2010 “Role Model of the Year.” The story of the 31 year-old twin sisters journey to weight loss success is awe-inspiring as they were previously told they would not see their 40th birthday.

The Good Food Garden will include vegetables and plants and will be donated to the Ernest Smith Center. The Ernest Smith Center serves to support self-sufficiency for children and families with a commitment to building sustainable community in Compton. The Ernest Smith Center will be tasked with maintaining the sustainable garden for the kids to use for educational and nutritional purposes.

The Lose for Good campaign – which fights hunger at a local and global level – runs from September 5 to October 23, as members and online subscribers lose weight, Weight Watchers will donate up to one million dollars to Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger – two hunger fighting charities. To find out more about the campaign visit

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