Top 10 named in Total Makeover

The top 10 contestants have been announced in the Total Makeover Challenge.

The challenge, sponsored by Go Fusion Fitness and organized by the Shape Your World Society, began with 50 participants at the beginning of the year.

They have been hitting the gym hard, and each has lost 10 to 25 pounds and several inches.

The group’s first challenge was the Amazing Race on Feb. 15, which resulted in them raising just over $1,800 for the Abbotsford Food Bank.

The second challenge was a 4.4 km run around Mill Lake on March 8 which raised $3,425 for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation in support of the pediatric comfort fund.

The top 10 were announced at that event: Sabrina Cartwright, Starlene Lowe, Karen Dykeshoorn, Brianna Lehan, Jennifer Nelson, Brittany Linde, Charissa Heppner, Laura Carver, Andrea Chapman and Larissa Winkler.

Online voting to select the final five runs April 10 to 15 at Also taken into consideration are points collection and sponsor input.

The five finalists and a “wild card” will be announced at a night of fashion at the Phoenix Lounge on Wednesday, April 16.

The 10 semi-finalists will also attend a series of educational workshops on topics such as Money Smarts and Dress Your Shape, and will be treated to perks such as makeup, tanning, nail design and photo shoots.

Online voting for the six finalists runs from April 17 to May 13, with the grand prize winner announced May 14.

Prizes for the 2014 Total Makeover Challenge Winner include a trip for two to Las Vegas and a one-year gym membership.

For more information, visit or call 604-859-3488.

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