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


As a Breast Cancer Survivor, I have a duty to myself to combat obesity, as it is  associated with a REDUCED risk of breast cancer in both pre- and post-menopausal women. Obesity is a disease that affects more individuals today than 20 years ago.  Like cancer or heart disease, it is a combination of environment, genetics, and lifestyle. If left untreated could lead to other health issues, as well as death. (Feigelson HS, Caan B, Weinmann S, et al. Bariatric Surgery is Associated With Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer in Both Premenopausal and Postmenopausal Women. Ann Surg. 2020;272(6):1053-1059. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000003331)

I have chosen to walk with the Advanced Bariatrics Team, because I believe in the work they're doing to help patients reach their health goals. 

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.

So, WHY should you donate & where does your money go? 

  • 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 community's 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.

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.

Please 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!