TAMPA - Morton Plant Mease obesity survivors and those still fighting to lose weight will team up on Saturday, September 30, to participate in Walk from Obesity - a national event to raise money for research, education, prevention and treatment of obesity. Walkers will put their best foot forward for as long and as far as they can inside the Westfield Citrus Park Town Center Mall, 8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
A $25 donation/registration fee is requested to participate in the Walk from Obesity. Registration may be done online at www.walkfromobesity.com or by calling Julie Douglass at (727) 461-8658.
Obesity is a serious health epidemic affecting one in four Americans, according to the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) Foundation. It's estimated that more than 93 million Americans are obese and that number is expected to climb to 120 million in the next five years.
Morton Plant Mease Health Care is a sponsor of the Walk from Obesity and a provider of the Morton Plant Mease Obesity Wellness Program. This is a three-phase weight loss program combining exercise, physiologists and fitness specialists. The program is specifically designed for obese individuals with a body mass index (BMI) over 40.
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