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Bre'ly Evans Teams with Jenny Craig to support the American Heart Association's San Diego Heart Walk

Bre’ly Evans Teams with Jenny Craig to support the American Heart Association’s
San Diego Heart Walk

Carlsbad, Calif. (September 15, 2012) — Jenny Craig Brand Ambassador Bre’ly Evans is proud to participate in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk on behalf of “Team Jenny,” in Jenny Craig’s hometown of San Diego, California on Saturday, September 15th. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event that brings communities together to raise funds and celebrate progress in the fight against this country's No. 1 and No. 4 killers, heart diseases and stroke.  Jenny Craig is a proud National Sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk and is supporting more than 300 walks across the United States in 2012.

Actress Bre’ly Evans has lost 33 pounds in 14 weeks* on Jenny Craig and recently revealed her new body on the red carpet for the Hollywood premiere of Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston. Evans, who plays the role of “Tune Ann,” the best friend of Sparks’ character “Sparkle,” has struggled with her weight throughout her life, but decided to make a change after losing her grandmother to diabetes.

“My grandmother died of diabetes and I made the decision for myself that I do not want to travel down that same road,” said Evans. “I realized that I have the choice to change my habits now so that I can go through life in good health and be proud of my body.” There is evidence that shows losing 5-10% of your body weight reduces your risk for cardiovascular diseases through improvements in blood cholesterol levels.1

In support of the American Heart Association’s healthy-living initiative My Heart. My Life™, Jenny Craig launched My Heart. My Life.™ My Jenny, which focuses on educating the public regarding the significant health risks associated with weight-related diseases, including heart disease and stroke. Through marketing campaigns, PSAs, community programs, education and online activations, the brand is encouraging the public to eat better, move more and live a healthier life.

“We cannot deny the growing obesity epidemic, and the heart issues that come from being overweight,” said Stephanie Hart, Vice President of Operations, Jenny Craig. “And that’s why it is our goal as a National Sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, to take action and spread the word that just 30 minutes of activity a day can improve your heart health. We’re excited to bring the community together here in our own backyard and practice what we preach by getting out there and walking!”

Most people don’t realize that weight impacts their heart health and maintaining a healthy weight can positively impact risk factors including blood pressure and cholesterol management, blood sugar levels and BMI.  Current research surveys show that less than 1 percent of Americans are in “ideal heart health,” as defined by the AHA and that’s why Jenny is proud to be supporting the American Heart Association’s mission to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent by 20202.

Jenny will engage its centres throughout the country to motivate the public to participate in Heart Walks near them, and will provide free training plans at www.jennycraig.com as well as information on Jenny’s clinically proven approach to weight loss.

And for a limited time, Jenny is hosting its 4th annual Weekend of Weight Loss from September 13-16th - its best sale of the season. Visit a participating Jenny Craig Centre and receive 50% off any Jenny Craig weight loss program. Jenny will donate $5 for every program sold during the Weekend of Weight Loss** to the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. campaign. And for the San Diego Heart Walk attendees, please stop by the Jenny Craig booth pick up the offer card on September 15th to get your WOW offer!

*Clients following our program, on average, lose 1-2 pounds per week.

**Save 50% off any Jenny Craig program during the Weekend of Weight Loss. Plus the cost of food. Offer valid 9/13-9/16/12 only. Valid at participating Jenny Craig centres and Jenny Craig at Home only. Plus shipping charges, if applicable. No cash value.

My Heart. My Life. TM American Heart Association. At participating centres. Valid 9/13/12 – 9/16/12 only.

About Jenny Craig

Jenny Craig’s program is designed to help you manage your weight by creating a healthy relationship with food, building a fun, active lifestyle and developing a balanced approach to living.  Our mantra is:  Eat Well.  Move More.  Live Life.

Jenny offers a one-on-one consultation within its clinically proven, healthy lifestyle plan. Jenny’s nutritionists work with food scientists to create more than 80 delicious Jenny's Cuisine™ menu items. Jenny's program is also available in-centre and our at-home program, Jenny At Home for easy access, whenever, wherever! 
Jenny Craig, based in Carlsbad, CA, is one of the world's largest weight management companies, with more than 700 company-owned and franchised centres in the United States, France, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico. Jenny Craig has more than 3,500 employees and will celebrate their 30th Anniversary in 2013!

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country.

1Triglycerides and Cardiovascular Disease, A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Michael Miller, et al.

2American Heart Association Cardiovascular Health Consumer Survey. American Heart Association. November 2009

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