Walk from Obesity - ASMBS Foundation
Our society is experiencing an obesity epidemic. An estimated 90 million people in the United States are obese and 15 million are morbidly obese, putting them at increased risk for other life-threatening diseases including type II diabetes and heart disease, at a cost of $117 billion every year. The Walk from Obesity is a national effort that increases public awareness of obesity, its numerous physical and emotional consequences and the available treatments.
Each year, this event welcomes more than 11,000 walkers in 70 cities across America who raise awareness and funds toward prevention, education, research and advocacy initiatives.
This National event gives supporters and sponsors invaluable exposure in the obesity community, in addition to National and local media and the general public. This is the perfect opportunity to get involved in a truly worthy
cause by becoming a supporter of the Walk from Obesity.
Ethicon, Allergan, Covidien, Body Media, Novartis, Obesity Action Coalition, Stryker, EnteroMedics, Shaping Americas Health, Campaign to End Obesity, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, The Obesity Society, Directors of Health Promotion and Education, National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and American Osteopathic Association
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