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Telephone: 412-738-3511 or 412-586-9778
Lawerence Synett
Telephone: 412-647-9816
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Courage on the Catwalk: UPMC BodyChangers Hosts Annual Spring Fashion Show

WHAT: UPMC BodyChangers Spring Fashion Show “Courage on the Catwalk” will be a celebration of positive self-image, courage and determination. The models are BodyChanger participants who will share their stories of how they’ve maintained significant weight loss and transformed their bodies by adapting dietary changes and staying physically active. The total amount of weight loss among the 18 models is more than an amazing 1,500 pounds, achieved through either weight loss surgery or diet and exercise.
The event is open to the public and reservations are required. Space is limited, and the deadline to RSVP is April 8th. Free parking is available.
To RSVP or for more information, contact 855-263-9244 or
WHY: UPMC BodyChangers is a unique social support system, focused on helping individuals achieve and manage weight loss while maintaining healthy lifestyles. The men and women of UPMC BodyChangers will model fashions provided by Macy’s.
• Jeffrey Gusenoff, M.D., co-director of UPMC BodyChangers and UPMC Life After Weight Loss Program 
• Vicki March, M.D., co-director, UPMC BodyChangers, and medical director, Lifestyle Program, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
• Participants of the UPMC BodyChangers program in all shapes and sizes
WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, April 9
WHERE: Herberman Conference Center, 2nd floor, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 5150 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, 15232
Note to Media: To cover the event, pre-arrangements must be made by contacting Amy Charley at or 412-586-9778.

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