I'm writing in regards to your article "Raising funds to lose weight" [News, July 11]. You should be ashamed of putting something like this in print.
Have you lost all common sense? Being overweight comes from poor lifestyle choices and simply eating too much of the wrong foods and lying on the couch instead of being active.
I sympathize with the kid who obviously doesn't have a right role model since her mom is also obese, but raising $10,000 to lose weight?!
This money could feed several villages in Africa where people are dying of starvation, or pay for the chemotherapy or transplants or care of sick people who really need it. You name it — just look at your FaceBook page or the Internet to see how much sorrow there is around us!
How can you possibly endorse such a waste of money when all you have to do to lose weight is eat right and exercise, completely free? Is your message that every overweight person should raise $10,000 for some fancy camp because they cannot do it by themselves?
Come on, Wednesday Journal, you can do better.
Rada Ivanov, M.D.