To date, the Walk from Obesity has raised over $6 million!

Conceived in 2003 by Bryan Woodward, MPH, the ASMBS Foundation’s Walk from Obesity is the only national walkathon that brings attention to the disease of obesity by raising awareness in communities across the country. The Walk from Obesity provides educational materials regarding obesity and the treatment options available.

Whether you are an individual struggling with obesity, have successfully treated your obesity, know someone who is struggling, or are interested in supporting the fight against obesity, we welcome you to join us as we Walk from Obesity.

Funds raised from the Walk from Obesity support the ASMBS Foundation’s mission to funds obesity research, education, and access to care initiatives. 


Walk from Obesity Jazz March

Thursday, November 3, 2016  |  5:30 pm  | New Orleans Convention Center

Strut it and Shake it to the Music!
Join us at Obesity Week 2016 for a fun 1k march through the streets of New Orleans in celebration of the Walk from Obesity! Second Linin’ is a great New Orleans musical tradition that you will surely want to experience.

No pre-qualification or registration fee required. The Jazz March will leave from the main lobby of Section A inside the convention center and will finish at the Spanish Plaza along the riverfront.


2016 National Sponsors

Thank you to the following organizations for supporting the Walk from Obesity.