Danville, VA - One man in Danville has just started a weight loss journey, but it's his mission to raise money for kids at the local Boys and Girls Club along the way.Unit Director at the Danville Area Boys and Girls Club Dave Thomas weighs 454 pounds, but has a goal of dropping 60 pounds by September.
The club is asking people to pledge to donate any amount for each pound lost.
Thomas said he wants to show the kids the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
"They know me as Mr. Dave the big guy, so I really want to show them we're really trying to transfer the image of the club into a healthier club," said Dave Thomas, Unit Director of Danville Area Boys and Girls Club.
All the money raised from his weight loss journey will be used to enhance the club's reading comprehension program.