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Published on August 29, 2013

Abington Memorial Hospital Hosts Seventh Annual 5k Walk From Obesity

ABINGTON, PA (August 29, 2013) - Abington Memorial Hospital’s Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) will host the Seventh Annual 5k Walk From Obesity on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 10 a.m. The walk will be held at Abington Health Center - Schilling located at 2701 Blair Mill Road in Willow Grove, PA. Registration will begin the morning of the walk at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds support in funding research, education and the awareness of obesity.

The goal of the Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, ASMBS and OAC is to encourage happy and healthy lives by providing education and events to lessen the burden of obesity throughout the world.

Participants can register prior to the event for $25 by calling 215-441-6800 or at www.walkfromobesity.com. The day of the walk the fee is $35. Children ages 12 and under walk for free.

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