U.S. Cities Across the Nation Prepare for 2010 Walk from Obesity(SM)
14 Sep, 2010, 02:47 ET
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This September and October, U.S. cities across the nation will host the annual Walk from Obesity. From Los Angeles to New York, those affected by the disease of obesity, loved ones, friends, colleagues, healthcare professionals and many others will join forces and walk in recognition of the fight against obesity.
“This year’s Walk from Obesity is extremely important to us as it allows us to raise awareness of the disease of obesity during such a crucial time when healthcare is on the minds of every American. We encourage every American to visit the Walk from Obesity Web site, locate a Walk in their area and sign-up for a Walk,” said Joseph Nadglowski, Jr., Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) President and CEO and ASMBS Foundation Executive Director.
For more than seven years, the Walk from Obesity has been an integral part of the healthcare community. Walkers gather throughout the U.S. in support of one another’s achievements, struggles and goals. To date, the Walk has raised more than $3.9 million to further the independent missions of the ASMBS Foundation and the OAC.
Walk event locations are now available online at www.walkfromobesity.com. Those interested can visit the Walk Web site and learn more about the event, obesity, how to get involved, training programs and much more.
The Walk from Obesity was established to raise awareness of the obesity epidemic and to support initiatives focusing on prevention, education, research, treatment and advocacy. Proceeds from the Walk benefit the independent educational and research initiatives of the ASMBS Foundation and the OAC. Walkers raise money by asking friends, family and co-workers to sponsor them. In addition to walker income, funds are raised through sponsorship, matching gifts, corporate contributions and other fundraising activities.
About the ASMBS Foundation
The ASMBS Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to raising funds to help support obesity research and to increase professional and public awareness of bariatric surgery and its role in treating the devastating disease of morbid obesity.
About the OAC
The OAC is a nonprofit National charity dedicated to helping those affected by obesity. The OAC was formed to bring together individuals struggling with weight issues and provide educational resources and advocacy tools.
SOURCE ASMBS Foundation
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