News Release - Local Health Advocate, Author to Model Collard Green Dress at the Public Market Saturday

City of Rochester

News Release

(Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013) - Local health-care activist and author Theresa Lou Bowick will model a unique dress made from collard greens at the Rochester Public Market Saturday to promote her new book, “Collard Green Curves – a fat girl’s journey from childhood obesity to healthy living.”

Ms. Bowick is a founding member of the City-sponsored Conkey Cruisers cycling club in Northeast Rochester and an advocate for promoting healthy lifestyles in neighborhoods with high concentrations of poverty.

Her collard green dress is the result of a partnership with Nathaniel’s Originals fashion design house and local farmers from Liese Farms and Ross Fruits and Vegetables.

“My hope is that sharing my struggles with weight, promoting affordable healthy foods like collard greens and by offering opportunities to engage in safe physical activity, I can help create a partnership that will decrease obesity in this community,” Ms Bowick said.

Ms. Bowick will appear be at The Market, 280 N. Union St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.


News Media: For more information, contact Jim Farr, assistant director of Recreation at 428-6866.