Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Hosting First Annual Walk from Obesity

February 27, 2012 by Michael DeStefano, Marketing Intern

The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman and T. Ryan Heider, MD, Bariatric Medical Director, will host the first annual Walk from Obesity on Saturday, April 28.  On-site registration will begin at 7:30 am and the walk will begin at 8 am at the new Cornelius Road Park in Mooresville.

The Annual Walk from Obesity is the only National event where individuals affected by obesity come together to walk and raise awareness of obesity, morbid obesity and childhood obesity.

The Walk from Obesity raises money for funding research, increasing education, raising awareness of obesity, conducting advocacy, eliminating stigma and supporting community initiatives.  The first year fundraising goal for The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman is $10,000.

To register online, please visit www.walkfromobesity.com. The registration fee is $25 per person and $35 on-site the day of the event. Children 12 and under are free. All registrations include a Walk from Obesity t-shirt. Help even more by getting your company involved as a sponsor.  Contact Denise Rivera, RN, Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman, for local Walk sponsorship information and any additional information, (704) 660-4587, or denise.rivera@hma.com