Photos & Highlights of the 2023 Meet & Greet Party Sponsored by PatchMD®November 1, 2023
On Friday night of the 2023 ObesityHelp National Conference, we held the 2023 Meet & Greet Costume Party sponsored by PatchMD®. After a day filled with educational and motivational sessions, this downtime allowed attendees to flex their creativity while focusing on fun and community bonding. It's a long-running tradition that has supported so many memories and friendships!
Attendees had a great time as they participated in a Costume Contest, took fun photos at an open-air Photo Booth, and danced to the music played by our resident DJ. The proof is in the smiles, check out the 2024 Meet & Greet photo album!
Before WLS, I would never dress up as I lacked confidence and didn’t want to draw extra attention to myself. For the OH2023 Conference Meet & Greet, my friend and I had so much fun planning our costumes. Letting loose and dressing up was a blast! It was great seeing all the creative costumes and everyone having a good time. I had a huge smile on my face all night and am looking forward to next year! ~ Steve, OH2023 Attendee
I love attending ObesityHelp conferences! The costume party stands out to me as I love seeing the attendees dress up and have the opportunity to let loose. So many of us don't have the chance to socialize with like-minded people and these events make it possible. Dressing up and seeing people living in their power as they danced and strutted their stuff across the stage in the costume contest was empowering. It's so lovely seeing people I care about having a great time and for them to feel comfortable and confident! ~ Marissa, OH2023 Attendee
2023 Meet & Greet Costume Party Contest & Giveaway Winners
At this year's Meet & Greet, the costume contest was the highlight of the evening. As the entrants took center stage, we were wowed by their imaginative costumes and thrilled to give out $700 in prizes.
A huge shout-out to the amazing judges Earl & Patricia Hailey and Don Corpening from PatchMD®, the Meet & Greet sponsors. In addition to judging the costume contest, they held a drawing for a $200 gift certificate for one lucky winner. There was also a Grand Prize Giveaway basket from ObesityHelp, worth $870!
$50 Gift Card
Dr. Death & Dr. Payne with Contaminated Head
$50 Gift Card
$50 Gift Card
$100 Gift Card
Tiara & Guest
$200 Gift Card
Bariatric Barbie Babes
Lisa, Samira, Sabrina, Lilia
Gwen, Teresa, Jeanine
$250 Gift Card
Bari Care Bears
Heather, Val, Linda, Carrie
Christine, Michelle, Carol
Thank You & See You in 2024!
Thank you to every single Meet & Greet participant, your presence and smiling faces makes us look forward to the conference year after year. We hope to see you in 2024!
Our heartfelt gratitude goes out PatchMD® for their generous support of the #OH2023 Meet and Greet Costume Party. We also send love and appreciation to emcee Dr. Steven Reyes, co-hosts Lauren and Yelena, all of the amazing volunteers, friends, staff, and family - your dedication on Friday night helped pull the Meet & Greet Costume Party together. Thank you all!
As you can tell by the costume contest winners and photo album pictures, the Meet & Greet is a night to remember! Stay tuned for announcements about OH2024, we'd love for you to join us again or for the very first time.
The Meet & Greet Costume Party breaks the ice and lets you meet new people in a fun, non-intimidating environment. It’s just easier to get to know each other when you’re dressed in silly costumes. ~ Yelena Kibasova, Attendee & Co-Host