As many of you know, obesity and the fight against it is something very near and dear to my heart. I've spent the majority of my life in the obese category. I've fought and lost many battles against weight loss. It is still a daily struggle for me as it is so very easy to fall into old habits or run to food for comfort. But I continue to fight each and every day, even on the days I fall short, to continue to beat this beast and would love to help as many people as I can to do so as well. This is so important to me that in 2018 I participated just 2 days before surgery. 

Please find it in your hearts and pockets to make a small contribution towards my walk. 2018 and 2019 I was the top fundraiser and would love to repeat that but also exceed what I raised and then some.

Thank you and love y'all.

 Welcome to my personal fundraising page!  Here is #WhyIWalk!
I ask that you please help me reach my fundraising goal for this very important cause. 

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 the disease of obesity and the need for more research, education, and awareness.

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 and allows for the chance to educate individuals on effective treatments and prevention plans.

Obesity is a disease that affects more individuals today than 20 years ago.  Like cancer or heart disease, obesity is a combination of environment, genetics, and lifestyle, and if left untreated could be deadly. Obesity can also lead to other health issues. 

By supporting the ASMBS Foundation you are helping to improve the public understanding of obesity and giving a chance to educate individuals on effective treatment and prevention plans. Your support also helps to improve the understanding of obesity in the scientific and medical fields. Through research and education, we are able to better understand this disease and how to combat it.

Click the "Support Me!" button to make a donation today!  All donations are tax-deductible and you will receive a tax receipt by email. 

Thank you for your support!