The annual Walk from Obesity was held Saturday, August 29th, 2009 at West Jordan’s Veteran Memorial Park! The focus was on childhood obesity awareness, research, and prevention. We had about 60 participants, including several members from RMAP: Bette (Receptionist), Paula (Patient Advocate), Alicia (Dietitian), and Dr. McKinlay (Surgeon, duh!).
Best of all, we had many patients attend. A BIG shout out to those who gave up their Saturday morning to participate in this important event! We thank you!
Alicia had the following to say about the event,
“It was fun! Lots of kids and kid activity. I have a few ideas for next year to help us be more interactive with the population that will be there such as nutrition and activity games.”
Of course there are always things we can improve upon. The committee will be meeting at the end of September to discuss the Walk and to start planning for next year! We hope to make this an event that people will put on their calendar as something to look forward to!
All proceeds from the event will go to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), as well as the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) for obesity research.