Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital helped sponsor the 4th
annual Walk from Obesity.
The walk was held on Saturday, September 12th
at Bear Creek Park. Despite threatening rain, the event had over 200 walkers participate, and was a total of 2 miles.
In cities across the United States, individuals affected by obesity, their family members and friends, healthcare professionals, and many others come together and proudly walk to raise awareness of the disease of obesity, childhood obesity, and morbid obesity in the annual Walk from Obesity.
“Most of the participants were former weight loss surgery patients, who before their weight loss surgery would have never dreamed of being able to walk 2 miles,” explains Dee Siddens R.N. Bariatric Coordinator for CFMCH. “It is always a joy to see the progress that the patients make in their journey.”
All funds generated from the event support the ASMBS Foundation and its research and professional education initiatives, and the patient and general public educational and advocacy programs of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). Supporting sponsors had individual booths set up allowing participants to view their products and receive samples and many donations were received and raffled off at the end of the event. In the years past, Houston has been cited for raising the most money for the event. Preliminary donation results show that over $37,000 was raised for this event. CFMCH would like to thank all the sponsors and vendors for their support!