Appeared originally in The Boston Globe Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Gary Marino, the 40-year-old Woburn man who walked from Florida to Boston to call attention to obesity, has won a Freddie Award for his documentary, “The Million Calorie March”. He’ll get his prize at the International Health and Medical Media Awards in Philadelphia on Nov. 14. “It’s really cool to turn something negative around and make it positive,” said Marino, who’s lost 150 pounds. He’s guessing Philly cheese steak won’t be on the menu at the gala.