Bre'ly Evans Joins Jenny Craig's "Team Jenny" Walkers to Support the American Heart Association’s Atlanta Heart Walk

Carlsbad, Calif. (September 22, 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 Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, September 22nd. 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 disease 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* on Jenny Craig.

“I was tired of feeling like the ‘big’ girl all of the time,” said Evans. “I knew I owed it to myself to be the vibrant, vivacious person on the outside that I was on the inside. My grandmother died from diabetes, and I know that I can make changes for my health now to live my best life.” 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.

“Bre’ly came to us expressing interest in losing weight, getting healthy and changing her lifestyle,” said Dana Fiser, Global CEO of Jenny Craig. “We’re thrilled to see her achieve those goals with our clinically proven, personalized program with one-on-one support and are so proud to have Bre’ly representing Jenny Craig at the Atlanta Heart Walk today. She is an inspiration to everyone around her!”

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.

Through engagement with its centres, Jenny will bring its clinically-proven approach to weight loss and motivate the public to participate in the Heart Walks throughout the country with free training plans at www.jennycraig.com.

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

My Heart. My Life. TM American Heart Association.

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.

Our model is like no other weight loss company out there. Jenny provides a weekly personal consultation that is tailored to you. We teach portion control, provide motivational techniques for stressful situations like social gatherings and dining out, and provide fun ways to incorporate activity in a daily basis and frankly, having that person in your corner to champion your successes each week. Jenny’s nutritionists work with food scientists to create more than 80 delicious Jenny's Cuisine™ menu items. Jenny's program is 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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