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Memorial Hermann sponsoring its third annual Walk from Obesity

TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (September12, 2009)

Walk from Obesity


On Sept. 12, 2009, Memorial Hermann will sponsor its third annual Walk from Obesity, as part of a series of annual races held to promote obesity research and raise professional and public awareness of the disease. Walk from Obesity is a one mile or two mile walk and will be held at Bear Creek Park in Houston.

Registration begins at 7 a.m.; the event begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $25 and includes an official Walk from Obesity t-shirt. Registration forms are available online at under the "find a walk" link. You may also register the day of the event. Obesity sufferers, survivors, and the public are invited to participate in improving the health of the community by fighting the obesity epidemic.

Obesity affects one in four Americans and is the second leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. after smoking, accounting for more than 400,000 deaths annually. Walk from Obesity was established by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) to give hope to those suffering from obesity. The mission of the Walk from Obesity is to bring together all who are affected by obesity to draw National attention on the need for awareness, treatment and advocacy initiatives.