Raising Awareness of
Obesity In America

Together We Can Make a Difference

Part of the ASMBS Foundation’s mission is to increase the public awareness and understanding of obesity. Obesity affects one-third of American adults, are is predicted to increase by 2020. Obesity can also lead to life threatening conditions including diabetes, heart disease, respiratory problems, and event cancer.

Through our various awareness and fundraising programs we work to spread the word about obesity and educate the public of the prevention and treatment options available. Click on one of our programs below for more information on how you can get involved.

Walk from Obesity

The ASMBS Foundation’s Walk from Obesity is the largest obesity walkathon in the country. More than 20 walks are held each year from coast to coast.

LEAD Awards

Each year we honor those who have show outstanding leadership and dedication to the field of metabolic and bairatric surgery while raising funds to support our mission.

United We Step Challenge

Our annual step challenge invites participants to track their daily physical activity to raise awareness of obesity and funds to support our mission.

Past Programs & Events