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Lynchburg community leaders get ready to meet Michelle Obama in Washington D.C.

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Lynchburg is leading the way for healthy living.

Several different community groups have been working together to make Lynchburg a healthier place to live.

Joan Foster issued a challenge one year and a half ago to people living in the city. The goal was to collectively lose 12 tons in 2012 and they managed to achieve that goal in six months.

Christine Kennedy, Executive Vice President, Lynchburg Chamber of commerce says, "Joan Foster said let's lose 12 tons in 12 months. We lost it in six months and that's incredible."

Foster and two others leave at 8:00a Wednesday for Washington D.C. to be recognized by The First Lady for the success Live Healthy Lynchburg has achieved.

She says, "I have no idea what the ceremony will be, if there will be 100 people there, 1,000 people there or 50 people. I just know the First Lady will be there and cities across America who have committed to the Let's Move Challenge will be in the room."

The city has already seen success with Foster's guidance.

And that community focus on eating healthy and dedication to staying active is making a difference that's getting a lot of attention.



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