Navigation Links
Help Raise Awareness of Obesity - Annual 'Walk From Obesity' Invites Participants to Join a Walk in Their Local Area
Date:9/24/2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, September 29, 2007, the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation and Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) are set to host the 2007 "Walk from Obesity" in more than 70 cities across the United States.

This weekend, those affected by the disease of obesity will join forces and walk to raise money for education, research, advocacy, prevention and treatment of obesity. This year's Walk invites friends, family members, colleagues and supporters of those who are affected to join together in taking steps toward a healthier life.

"The 'Walk from Obesity' will greatly demonstrate the proactive voice of the obesity community. Many Walk participants are seeking access to safe and effective obesity treatment options. Unfortunately, these treatments are difficult to access and often lead to patient frustration. Proceeds from the Walk benefit research, education and advocacy efforts to improve access to care and raise awareness of this disease," said Joseph Nadglowski, Jr., ASMBS Foundation Executive Director.

The cost to participate and show your support of the Walk is $25. The funds raised through this event support the ASMBS Foundation and OAC's independent educational missions and fund programs focused on research, education and advocacy for all those affected by obesity. To register for a "Walk from Obesity" in your area, please visit http://www.walkfromobesity.com.

In 2006, the "Walk from Obesity" raised more than $600,000 and more than 5,000 individuals attended the event across the United States. To date, the "Walk from Obesity" has raised more than $2.2 million nationwide.

The ASMBS Foundation and OAC are proud to recognize the 2007 national "Walk from Obesity" sponsors: Platinum Sponsors: Covidien; and Ethicon Endo- Surgery; Gold Sponsor: Allergan; Bronze Sponsors: Bariatric Advantage; ON-Q PainBuster; and JourneyLite.

The ASMBS Foundation and Obesity Action Coalition's "Walk from Obesity" was established in 2003 to give hope to those needing it most. 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.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Obesity Action Coalition
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Obesity raises IVF miscarriage risk
2. Heavy Drinking Raises Risk of Liver Cancer
3. Air pollution may raise risk of lung cancer
4. Women are at risk with raised cholesterol
5. Swimming in Chlorinated Pools Raises Asthma Risk
6. Tight necktie may raise glaucoma risk
7. Painkillers may raise miscarriage risk
8. New Treatment To Raise Good Cholesterol
9. Common Infections Found To Raise An Individuals Risk Of Having A Heart Attack Or Stroke
10. Sharing a bed with infants may raise the risk for SIDS
11. Frequent use of antibiotics raises the risk of carrying resistant infections
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... On Dec. ... the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego honoring the 2016 MPN Heroes—eight individuals who have ... (MPNs) by going above and beyond the standard of care, demonstrating leadership within the ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... Advanced Inc., a leading provider of travel therapy and travel nursing across ... Advanced Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer, effective December 1, 2016. Jason previously served as Vice ... leadership experience to Advanced Inc. He began his career in finance at Ernst & ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... the Open Enrollment Period (or Annual Election Period), is ending December 7th. Currently-enrolled Medicare ... plan (Part C) or prescription drug plan (Part D) need to make changes during ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... interview of two ostomy patients, standing as living proof that attitude and determination ... digestive diseases and issues that spike around the holidays. This campaign will offer ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... Health" in USA Today, which covers the innovative treatments, therapeutic technologies, and revolutionized ... fulfilling lives. “We are prolonging life 6 years in the last 3 decades,” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 According to a ... by Product (Instruments, Reagents, Software), Technology (Immunoassay, Clinical ... Nephrology, Infectious Diseases) - Forecast to 2021" published ... USD 60.22 Billion in 2016. This market is ... during the forecast period (2016-2021) to reach USD ...
(Date:12/2/2016)...  The Addiction Treatment Advisory Group (ATAG), created ... Pharmacy (AMCP), has released detailed findings on how ... addiction crisis, including through improved access to naloxone ... newly released paper, "The Role of Managed Care ... issues around gaps and barriers to addiction treatment ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) ... assets and capabilities of the Neovasc, Inc., (NASDAQ: ... as well as a 15% equity stake in Neovasc, ... Neovasc advanced biological tissue business makes elements used in ... System. * Upon completion of the transaction, the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: