We will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of the ASMBS Foundation’s Walk from Obesityin 2018, which means It’s the perfect year to host a Walk in your community and join in on this one of a kind event.The Walk from Obesity is the Foundation’s largest awareness program. With the help of ASMBS members as Event Leaders and Presenting Sponsors, along with National Sponsors, we have held over 670 obesity awareness Walks to date! Each of these events brought attention to the disease of obesity to their communities and provided education on the proper treatment options that are available to them.
The Walk from Obesity raises awareness nationwide, and is also the Foundation’s largest fundraising program. Monies raised through the Walk not only fund each local event, but also help to support the ASMBS Foundation’s mission. These funds help to support research and community grants, educational programs and projects through the ASMBS. Here are just a few of the projects the Walk from Obesity has helped the Foundation fund:
- 30 ASMBS Research Grants
- 10 Bryan Woodward Community Grants
- ASMBS Nutrition Guidelines Project
- ASMBS Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) Program | Online CME Program
- ASMBS Essentials of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery App
- And more! View Full List
As you can see, the Walk from Obesity has been an important program the past 14 years and we have been able to do some great things! However, there is still more that needs to be done and we need your help to continue our work and improve the lives of those affected by obesity.
Please join us in 2018 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Walk, and to bring this fun and exciting event to your patients and community. All while raising funds to support the mission of the ASMBS Foundation, “your” Foundation. Working together we can make 2018 a successful year in the fight against obesity!
The application to host a Walk for Spring or Fall is now available! Start by reading our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you have more questions after doing so, please feel free to contact our Program and Events Director, Randy Slade at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will be happy to help you get started.
The holiday season is amongst us, and that means most of us will be spending a lot of time shopping online for those special holiday gifts. Help support the ASMBS Foundation while you shop at no additional cost to you. Simply visit smile.amazon.com and choose the ASMBS Foundation as your charity and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase price to the Foundation.
Cookbook Special Offer
Looking for a healthy gift to give your loved ones this holiday season? When you donate $40 to the ASMBS Foundation’s cookbook campaign we will send you TWO books, plus a Walk from Obesity Lunch Kit.