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  Million Pound Meltdown  

The Million Pound Meltdown is a first-of-its-kind 'health and wellness' program in the nation that challenges overweight residents to lose a combined one million pounds and reverse the obesity epidemic that is gripping our region. Sponsored by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, WBRE, and WYOU, the Meltdown helps you to spring into action and take control of your health—resulting in a longer, healthier life. The Million Pound Meltdown began in June, 2005 with a 14-day county-by-county walk by Gary Marino, a former 400-lb. 'food addict' who lost 150 lbs. while walking from Florida to Boston. The tour stopped in 13 counties, with Gary and crew walking extensively between stops. Each stop featured fun, informative events to focus people on wellness.

Gary's Meltdown Journal

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Million Pound Meltdown (official site - sample)

Million Pound Meltdown tour calendar (sample)

Million Pound Meltdown Events

Meltdown in the News

Photos from the Meltdown



Gary Marino with President Bill Clinton in 2006

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Gary's interview
with Neil Cavuto
on FOX News

Gary backstage following his appearance on "Live With Regis & Kelly"
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Generation Excel, Inc., is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to fighting obesity in children and adults.

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