Oprah Winfrey is taking her talent on the road. Time Magazine is reporting that the megasuperstar, in conjunction with WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined), will be heading an Oprah 2020 wellness tour to several cities beginning in January. Winfrey says she wants to empower audiences to “support a stronger, healthier, abundant life.”
“Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” tour will kick off on Jan. 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As she visits Los Angeles; San Francisco; Atlanta; Dallas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Brooklyn, New York; and St. Paul, Minnesota, the tour will conclude in Denver on March 7.
“What I know for sure is we can all come together to support a stronger, healthier, more abundant life—focused on what makes us feel energized, connected and empowered,” Winfrey said in a statement. “As I travel the country, my hope for this experience is to motivate others to let 2020 be the year of transformation and triumph—beginning first and foremost with what makes us well. This is the year to move forward, let’s make it happen in 2020.”
This isn’t Winfrey’s first speaking tour as she has previously held “Oprah’s Life Class” and “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” in 2014. During her upcoming tour, Winfrey plans to speak of her own wellness journey with the audience and will help develop their 2020 action plan. She will also share the latest in wellness research and interactive workbook exercises.
Over $1 million from tour proceeds will go toward benefiting WW Good, a philanthropic area of the organization to help bring fresh and healthy foodto underserved communities. She promises to include celebrity guests and a select lineup of wellness experts to join her on this excursion.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity for (WW) to do what we do best: bring communities of people together with a shared goal of health and wellness,” states Mindy Grossman, who serves as president and CEO of WW.
“I’ve had my share of life’s ups and downs,” the network owner says in a Facebook video promo for the tour. “We’ll come together (with some of my friends) to support each other for a stronger, healthier and more abundant life.”
Tickets will be going on presale for WW members, American Express cardholders, and VIPs on Sept. 9 on Ticketmaster.com and then it will be made available to the general public on Sept. 13.
This post was written by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton, a writer at Black Enterprise, where it was originally published. It is published here with permission.