CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For a company like Jenny Craig that emphasizes a caring, personalized approach to weight management and counts "teamwork" as one of its core values, participating in charitable endeavors across the country is a natural step for their employees at the Home Office and corporate-owned Centres. Over the past two months, Jenny Craig staff members have taken part in several unique altruistic projects -- all designed to benefit those less fortunate, and all delivered in Jenny Craig's hallmark style of compassion and concern. On October 6, Jenny Craig employees observed Lee National Denim Day by wearing jeans and pink ribbon pins to work in exchange for a five dollar donation to the Women's Cancer Programs of EIF. In addition to the $10,004 raised nationwide (surpassing last year's collection of $3,645), an additional $3,000 was contributed by donating two dollars for each pink Polar Heart Rate Monitor sold in Centres during the month of October. All proceeds fund innovative breast cancer early detection and treatment research, and support community-based breast cancer programs. Right after Halloween, Jenny Craig clients were encouraged to "Dump Their Junk" by bringing extra Halloween candy to their Centres. The candy was then given to children at local hospital burn units, enabling the children to receive much-appreciated treats and Jenny Craig clients to better adhere to their weight loss programs. On November 5, 25 employees from Jenny Craig's corporate headquarters in Carlsbad, CA, joined more than 14,000 runners and walkers for the annual Susan G. Komen Foundation "Race for the Cure" in San Diego. The Jenny Craig team wore pink logo'd t-shirts to show Company support, and were part of the $1.5 million raised locally for breast health education, screening, research and treatment. Currently, Jenny Craig is sponsoring a Christmas tree, entitled "Christmas Wishes," for the Four Seasons Resort Aviara's Holiday Festival of Trees 2006. Eleven trees are displayed from now through December 28, and all donations will benefit the Sempre Fi Injured Marine Foundation. This organization was founded by a small group of concerned Marine Corps spouses to provide financial grants and cover immediate needs such as rental cars, childcare, mortgage payments and lost income while injured military personnel are in the hospital. About Jenny Craig With its tailored program, Jenny Craig is committed to a personalized approach to weight loss by offering clients a customized weight management plan and one-on-one weekly consultations designed to optimize individual success. The Jenny Craig program is a comprehensive "Food-Body-Mind" solution that helps clients manage their weight by creating a healthy relationship with food, building an active lifestyle and developing a balanced approach to living. Jenny Craig, based in Carlsbad, CA, is one of the world's largest weight management companies, with approximately 650 Centres in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico.
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