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FOR RELEASE: December 4, 2003
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
405/271-5601

Media Advisory
News Conference Tomorrow Featuring Bob Greene

What: News conference featuring Bob Greene, Oprah’s personal trainer, exercise physiologist, and best-selling author specializing in fitness, metabolism and weight loss.

When: Friday, December 5, 10 a.m.

Where: University Center, Room 304 (next to Grand Ballroom)
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

Who: Bob Greene
Dr. Mike Crutcher, Commissioner of Health
Dr. Gordon Deckert, Oklahoma State Board of Health
Carol Bush, Oklahoma Turning Point Council
Representatives from the Oklahoma Turning Point Council, State Chamber of Commerce, and other state health and business leaders

Background: Bob Greene will be in Oklahoma City on December 5th as a featured guest at the 6th Annual Oklahoma Turning Point Forum and Council meeting being held at the University Center at the University of Central Oklahoma. He will join Dr. Mike Crutcher, Oklahoma’s new State Health Commissioner; Dr. Gordon Deckert, member of the Oklahoma Board of Health; Bobbie Berkowitz, National Turning Point Director; and other state health leaders to encourage Oklahomans to participate in “Walk this Weigh, Oklahoma!” This statewide community-based initiative is an effort to get Oklahomans moving to combat obesity through a healthy diet and by walking 30 minutes at least three times per week. Greene’s visit is being supported by McDonald’s, a corporate sponsor of “Walk this Weigh, Oklahoma!” Other Walk this Weigh sponsors include Hillcrest Health Care System and Weight Watchers, along with numerous other sponsors in communities throughout the state.

Interviews with Bob Greene can be arranged via Emily Voigt, Moroch, 848-6800, ext. 8, or 918/269-7768.

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