June 17, 2008, ObesityHelp.com was in attendance as thousands gathered for the Walk from Obesity – Walk on the Capitol in Washington, DC, to raise awareness of obesity.
Here is what two of our attending staff had to say:
Tammy Colter, Director of Media and Public Relations: “I was proud to take part in the Walk from Obesity and to see so many amazing, caring people come together to bring public awareness to the fight against obesity.”
Jason Riddle, Marketing Director: “Inspiration!”
Tammy Colter asked the following question of two highly respected walk participants, "what does the walk from obesity mean to you?"
Dr. Cowan: "I am an obesity surgery addict who has been fighting for patients for 30 plus years. This walk helps to satisfy my addiction...but there is more...much, much more."
Dr. Yasrebi: "I have been performing bariatric surgery for 27 years. There is no single treatment for obesity. Combining surgery with walking and a healthy diet maximizes the success of the surgery."
Dr. Cowan & Dr. Yasrebi at the Walk on the Capitol!
We wanted to share with you some of our favorite photos! Over on the side of our profile area, you can get to where we have uploaded the photos that we took or here is a direct link to the album.
Did you participate in a Walk from Obesity? We'd love to see your photos. Upload them to your Photo Album and then we suggest tagging them with keywords so that they can all be grouped together with ours and others in the community (if you attended different walks substitute appropriate location and year): walk, politics, reform, movement, community, walk from obesity 2008, event, washington dc, 2008, walk on the capitol, advocacy
Click here for a quick tutorial on this if you need help.
We know a lot of you have walking goals, so don't forget to join a walk in your location - keep walking!