By Kendall Green
The 16th annual Walk from Obesity will take place at City Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 19. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation’s Walk from Obesity is the only national walkathon that brings attention to the disease of obesity by raising awareness in communities all throughout the country.
The Walk from Obesity also provides educational materials regarding obesity and the treatment options available.
Obesity is a chronic disease that affects more than 93 million individuals in the United States. It impacts all ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses and genders. Obesity is associated with the development of a variety of conditions including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and cancer.
City Hospital at White Rock and their My New Beginning clinic has a long standing history of weight loss treatment and has maintained Center of Excellence accreditation for bariatric surgery for more than a decade. This will be the second year for City Hospital at White Rock to host this non-competitive family friendly 1-mile event, which brings together physicians, patients, hospitals and families from all across the metroplex. In 2018, 160 participants (pictured above left) walked the mile and raised $10,636 for the ASMBS Foundation. Registration is available in advance at walkfromobesity.com.
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that seeks to lessen the health and economic consequences of obesity.
City Hospital White Rock’s goal is to be the premier healthcare provider in East Dallas by focusing on the needs of the community and providing personalized, yet affordable care to patients.