March with the Surgeons
Join us on June 22, 2019
Donate To This Event
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Thank you to Our Local Sponsors!
Rami Lutfi, M.D.
Want to become a Local Sponsor? Please contact the event leader listed above directly for local sponsorship information and opportunities
March with Leaders in Bariatric Surgery! On June 22, 2019, leading bariatric surgery healthcare providers will gather to march down Chicago’s Grand Avenue to raise awareness of obesity. Be part of this unique opportunity to connect with certified bariatric surgeons, physicians, dietients, and nurses from across the country.
The proceeds collected from this event will benefit the ASMBS Foundation's Walk from Obesity Program. Through this program the Foundation is able to raise awareness of the disease of obesity at a national level, as well as funds to support research, education, and access to care intitiatives.
Registration includes a Walk from Obesity t-shirt and bag.
Please meet in the Chicago Ballroom at the Chicago Marriott Downtown for registration and check-in (5th Floor).
Parking at the Marriott will be $48 for offsite and $61 for valet. Download parking info here. Parking may also be available near the Jane Addams Memorial Park, where the march/event will end.
The event will begin at 3:45 PM with opening remarks. By 4:00 PM we will begin our march down the sidewalks of downtown Chicago.
The march will end in Jane Addams Memorial Park, just under 1 mile away from the Marriott. From there, participants will disperse as they choose. Please note: Jane Addams Memorial Park is located near the Navy Pier, Chicago Children's Museum, and much more!
Help us spread the word by downloading our printable flyer!
Registration and Fundraising
Online Registration and Fundraising
Online registration is $35 and will be available until Friday, June 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST. Please click "Register Now!" and follow the prompts to register online.
Those who register online will automatically receive their very own online participant/fundraising page. Please utilize our online fundraising tools to help meet your fundraising goal and/or to invite family and friends to join you at the march. Please note: If you do not wish to receive an online fundraising page or are unable to register online, please see the next section, "Registration at the March."
Win Prizes! We encourage all of our participants to be fundraisers and help us meet our event fundraising goal. Also, while raising money for a great cause, you can win some great prizes!
Raise $250 - Receive a Walk from Obesity Fitness Towel
Raise $500 - Receive a Walk from Obesity Fitness Towel and Aluminum Water Bottle
Registration at the March
Registration will be available at the march for $40. On-site registration will open at 3:00 PM. Cash, money order, or check will be accepted as payment for on-site registration.
Plan to register at the march? You can still be a fundraiser and win prizes! To collect pledges in person, a printable pledge form is available here. Pledge forms may be turned in at the march and will be mailed to the National office on your behalf.
FREE Child Registration and Coloring Contest
Children under the age of 12 may be registered to participate for free with a registered parent or guardian. Children should be registered using the paper registration form, which may be accessed in the "Resources" section in your Participant Dashboard after online registration is completed.
There will be free coloring books and child sized t-shirts available, however, quanties are limited and will be handed out on a first come first serve basis.
For event specific questions, please contact the local event leader(s) listed at the top of this page.
For general questions about the March with the Surgeons, Walk from Obesity, ASMBS Foundation, or if you need assistance with registering, donating, or setting up your online fundraising page, please contact the national office:
ASMBS Foundation Office:
Please note: All transactions processed through DonorDrive will be billed by the ASMBS Foundation and are tax-deductible, as allowed by law. A receipt will be emailed to you.