In September and October in cities all across America, obesity sufferers and survivors alike join forces and walk to raise money for research, education, prevention and treatment of the life-threatening disease of obesity.
Since its inception, the Walk from Obesity has raised more than $1.6 million to support research and educational programs on behalf of all of those affected by this disease. Many participants walk on behalf of those unable to do so, because obesity has stolen their mobility, dignity, hope or life. The ASBS Foundation and Obesity Action Coalition's Walk from Obesity was established to give hope to those needing it most. Walkers raise money by asking friends, family and co-workers to sponsor them. In addition to walker income, funds are raised through sponsorship, matching gifts, corporate contributions and other fundraising activities.
The funds raised through this event support the ASBS Foundation and the Obesity Action Coalition's independent educational missions and fund programs focused on research, education and advocacy for all those affected by obesity.