October 19, 2017
As the co-founder of a local total body wellness center with her chiropractor husband Richard Tellier, and a mother of two children, Karen Tellier knows all about the post-Halloween candy stockpile that is sure to happen in Andover households.
Tellier said when your work’s mission is to help clients feel, look, and function at their best and to help kids with obesity issues, that candy stockpile was really bothering her.
So, the Telliers are doing something about that guaranteed candy stockpile by offering to buy back candy and ship candy to troops serving in the military overseas.
“This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Align Health, located at Dundee Park, and receive $1 per pound, and earn up to $10 cash,” Karen Tellier said.
“Ditch the candy, that’s what we’re saying,’ said Richard Tellier. “Childhood obesity can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Improving the entire family’s diet is one of the best ways to achieve a healthy weight in your child.”
The couple said kids can still have all the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well.
Align Health chose to participate in the Halloween Candy Buy Back program to help parents as well, as the amount of candy in their home will be limited.
“Let’s face it, the parents end up eating the left-over candy they didn’t give out on Halloween. So, this helps the entire household,” Richard Tellier said.
Candy will be collected at Align Health on Wednesday, Nov. 1 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. The candy will be shipped to troops overseas.
Each child will receive a goodie bag for all unopened, uneaten candy. Plus, there will be a card to sign for the sure-to-be grateful service members.
Align Health used to be located in Ballardvale on Andover Street and has been in Dundee Park for the past three years.