Walk From Obesity – Team Positively Healthy
Walk From Obesity – it’s an national walkathon event that takes place in your own community. Local organizations work with the ASMBS Foundation to produce these events to help raise awareness about disease of obesity and obesity treatment options. These “walk at your own pace” events bring together under this common banner, as well as to help raise funds to further programs on education, research and provide access to care.
Back in 2013, I was able to take part in not just one, but two different Walk From Obesity events. First one was at the OAC’s Your Weight Matter’s convention in Phoenix, then again a few months later back in Minnesota, and now next months there’s one coming to my area in Lakewood, WA. This event is present by CHI Fransican Health. I’ll be there as a participant, and likely also manning a table with information on the Obesity Action Coalition.
Since I’ll be participating, it does mean that yes, I’m doing some fund raising. So if you feel you can spare a few dollars, please check out the donation page… I have a pretty lofty goal, so let’s see what we can pull off. If you are in the Tacoma area and would like to join us, if you register by May 10 and use the promotional code EARLYBIRD you will get $15 off the normal $25 registration. And if you do so, consider joining team Positively Healthy, so we can pool our fundraising efforts and hopefully show some great numbers in the end.