We have the great pleasure of announcing that our second DayOne Health Lap-Band Giveaway Contest has now officially started! From today until June 30th, you can enter the contest by filling out your information on the DayOne Health website. The lucky winner will be announced this August and will undergo the lap-band procedure within 60 days of the announcement. In order to participate, all you need to do is to fill out our sign up form and write a 500 word (or less) essay on why you should be the one to receive the main prize.
It has been a little over a year since Amy, our last contest winner, had her lap-band procedure. We would like to congratulate Amy on her amazing transformation and a staggering weight loss of over 100 pounds in less than 12 months. Amy’s journey was a great inspiration not only for our current and future DayOne Health patients, but for the whole community of lap-band patients. We hope that you also enjoyed reading Amy’s lap-band diary, and that it helped you in your journey.
If Amy’s story inspired you to look more into the lap-band procedure, but your finances or lack of insurance prevented you from moving forward, you now have the chance to get your lap-band for free! We can’t wait to hear your stories and meet the authors of the essays that will be submitted. Similar to our last contest, the DayOne Health staff, along with the surgeon, will review all the stories and choose a pool of twelve finalists. The lucky twelve will be invited to our downtown Chicago clinic to meet the staff and Dr. Jonathan Myers, Medical Director of the DayOne Health weight loss program and the surgeon who will perform the free procedure. After the consultation, one of the twelve finalists will be chosen as the winner, and within 60 days of an announcement he or she will receive the free lap-band procedure.
Dr. Jonathan Myers was one of the first surgeons in the Chicago area to perform lap-band surgeries, and has been working with DayOne Health since 2005. With over a thousand weight loss surgeries performed, Dr. Myers remains one of the most experienced lap-band surgeons in Chicago. In addition to performing the lap-band surgery for free, Dr. Myers will also provide the contestant with a year of free follow up care including band adjustments.
Despite the fact that insurance providers are including obesity treatment in their policies more and more often there are still many patients without such coverage. For DayOne Health patients who don’t have coverage, we offer a self-pay option and financing if necessary. Nevertheless, because some patients still cannot afford the treatment, we decided to organize a lap-band giveaway contest. The number of essays we received during our last contest showed us how much that initiative was needed, and we determined that we would organize another contest as soon as we could.
We have no specific conditions that one has to meet in order to qualify for participation in our contest. Anyone over the age of 18 who accepts the terms and conditions, can submit their information as well as the essay. To learn more details on contest rules please read the terms and conditions on our sign up page. We look forward to hearing from you!