While our spring Walk from Obesity events are postponed, our mission to combat the disease of obesity is not! The importance of good health has never been more apparent than in this trying time. The disease of obesity increases the risk for other life threatening conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancers, and more. Obesity can also decrease an individual's life expectancy by 7-14 years! This is why it's important to #KeepWFO to get healthy and stay healthy!
Through May 15th, we are asking you to #KeepWFO by helping to raise awareness of obesity and how you are combating it during a time of social distancing. If you are able, you may also donate to this campaign and receive a complimentary WFO t-shirt and more. Please see below for more information.
The way we keep "Walking from Obesity" (at a time of social distancing) is to keep practicing healthy habits and making healthy choices. To help raise awareness, take pics or videos of what you are doing to combat obesity at this time and share it on social media using the hashtag #KeepWFO. Some ideas are doing an in-home workout, taking your vitamins, taking your dog for a walk, or having a healthy meal/snack.
Every Wednesday through May 15th, we'll choose two people who used the hashtag to receive a $25 VISA e-Gift Card! To increase the chance of us seeing your post be sure to @WalkfromObesity on Facebook and/or Instagram. If you haven't followed us on those networks, be sure to do so!
Help Spread the Word!
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The Walk from Obesity is the ASMBS Foundation's largest fundraising program. Funds raised will support national obesity awareness events like your local Walk, medical research and education for lifesaving obesity treatments, and initiatives to improve access to quality care for those who need it most.
Any donation amount is welcome, but when you donate $35 or more, we will mail you one of our 2020 WFO t-shirts! If you're able to donate more, we have some other cool prizes to send you as well! Click "Donate to this Campaign" at the top of the page to get started! You must donate to this campaign by May 15th to qualify for the free gifts.
*Items will be shipped to the address provided on your donation. Please allow 4-5 weeks for delivery.
For questions about the Walk from Obesity, ASMBS Foundation, or if you need assistance with your donation, please contact us.
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation
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