Harlingen women taking part in H-E-B Slim Down contest

Two Harlingen women are among the newest competitors taking part in H-E-B’s sixth annual 2016 Slim Down Showdown.

The showdown is a 12-week contest designed to provide contestants with the education and tools they need to live a healthier lifestyle, and the chance to win cash prizes.

In the community contest, Michelle Giles and Chelsea Childress, both of Harlingen, are among 15 contestants chosen to compete for the $10,000 grand prize and a Healthy Hero prize of $5,000.

“The Slim Down Showdown contest changes lives, but our far-reaching goal at H-E-B is to impact millions of Texans, not just those selected for the official contest,” said Kate Rogers, Vice President of Corporate Communication & Health Promotion.

Claudia Bejarano and Robert Guerra, both of Brownsville, and Francisco Ortega, of Rio Grande City, are among the 15 H-E-B employees taking part in the Slim Down Showdown Partner competition.

H-E-B says contestants applied online and were chosed based on their willingness and desire to embrace the program.