Welcome to my personal fundraising page! Here is #WhyIWFO.
I am walking with my husband Victor and supporting others that walk! Please help me reach my goal!
I have struggled with my weight my whole life! I can remember the first time feeling the shame of my weight was in headstart on the playground. They had two little houses to play in - one for the boys and one for the girls, but I learned fairly quickly that the "big girl" was not welcomed in the house and she and her friends went and played at the edge of the playground . . . I was 5. Having weight loss surgery in August 2004 was a blessing that I am thankful and grateful for every day. It changed my life. I became healthier, more confident and able to move my body in ways that I never thought possible!
In the United States, more than 93 million individuals are affected by the disease of Obesity. Obesity can decrease and individual's life expectancy by 7-14 years, and increases the risk of developing other life threatening conditions such as: Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, Some Cancers, Complications from COVID-19 and more!
The ASMBS Foundation's Walk from Obesity is the only national walkathon event that brings together those who are directly affected by obesity. My participation in this event is key to raising funds and drawing attention to obesity and the need for treatment and prevention efforts.
Your tax-deductible gift will help fund obesity research, education, and awareness, while helping fight the rising obesity epidemic!
Thank you for your support!
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