Registrations now open for Merrill Community Weight Race

Registrations are now being accepted for the Merrill Community Weight Race, sponsored by Ministry Health Care.

The Merrill Community Weight Race is a competition that challenges individuals and groups of participants to lose weight and create a healthier lifestyle. Participation is free and all participants will receive a t-shirt, are eligible for numerous prize drawings through the contest, and receive additional support and weight loss tips through a bi-monthly newsletter. Winning teams also receive a traveling trophy.

The Merrill Community Weight Race will kick-off with an informational program and weigh-in on Tuesday, February 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the DeAngelis Room at Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center. Kenechi Anuligo, M.D., of Ministry Medical Group will help launch the Community Weight Race with the program “Tips for Making a Lasting Lifestyle Change.”

Additional informational programs and weigh-ins will be held on Tuesday, March 6; Tuesday, April 3; and Tuesday, May 1.

The only requirement of the competition is to attend a monthly educational program and weigh in to learn the most current information on weight loss success. Online registration is available by visiting:

All individuals’ weight is kept confidential. For additional information, please call 715.539.5075.

A member of Ministry Health Care, Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center provides health care services to Merrill and the surrounding region and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother. It is a 25-bed critical access hospital that offers a range of primary and specialty care services. The mission of Ministry Health Care is to further the healing ministry of Jesus by continually improving the health and well-being of all people, especially the poor.

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