Welcome to my personal fundraising page!  Here is #WhyIWalk.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal for this very important cause. 

Hello Friends!  Thank you so much for clicking over to check out our page.  As you know, my practice in bariatric surgery has spanned 17 years, and thousands of patients.  Through weight loss surgery, patients have lost Tens of Thousands of pounds, and countless diseases that were once caused by obesity.  But more importantly it is what they have gained.  They have gained the ability to do the things they have always wanted, and the ability to enjoy life.  They have gained their LIFE back!

The ASMBS Foundation's Walk from Obesity is the only national walkathon event that brings together those who are directly affected by the disease of obesity. My participation in this event is key to raising funds and drawing attention to the disease of obesity and the need for more research, education, and awareness efforts.  All funds raised through this virtual event will benefit obesity access to care and research grants, with obesity/COVID-19 grant requests taking precedence. 

How does money raised help individuals affected by obesity and why should you give to this cause?

  • Research. Increases the understanding (scientific & medical) of obesity, and improves quality of treatment. Over the past 20 years treatment has improved in part due to research.

  • Education.  Improves the medical communities understanding of obesity and provides physicians with the knowledge and tools to effectively treat patients.

  • Awareness. Improves the public understanding of obesity as a disease and allows for the chance to educate individuals on effective treatments and prevention plans. 

By supporting my efforts for the ASMBS Foundation, you too can make a difference in the fight against obesity!  Through research and education, we are able to better understand this disease and how to combat it. Make a donation today!  All donations are tax-deductible as the ASMBS Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

Thank you for your support!