For every pound they lose, the Pound for Pound Challenge will give 14 cents – enough money to buy a pound of food – to Feeding America. Locally their efforts will benefit the Dare to Care food bank.

UofL’s participation in the Pound for Pound Challenge will be the subject of a 1-minute segment on NBC’s The Biggest Loser around April 6. A video crew was on campus March 17 shooting footage for it.

The crew taped interviews with Coach Mo, a Louisville resident and past participant on the TV show; Darrell Griffith, UofL director of advancement community relations; Seleila Booker, an administrative associate in the College of Education and an active Get Healthy Now participant; and Provost Shirley Willihnganz.

The crew also taped a Pound for Pound Challenge shout out from UofL participants and representatives of the Dare to Care food bank, a pep talks to the participants from Willihnganz, Griffith and Coach Mo.

UofL participants are getting help in their efforts to lose weight from Get Healthy Now, the university’s faculty/staff health management program.