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Published on September 05, 2012

Abington Memorial Hospital to Host Sixth Annual 5K Walk from Obesity

ABINGTON, PA (September 5, 2012) — Abington Memorial Hospital and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) will sponsor the sixth annual 5K Walk from Obesity on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Abington Health Center-Schilling Campus in Willow Grove, PA. The registration fee is $25 prior to the event and $35 the day of the event; children under the age of 12 are free. Proceeds benefit obesity education and research.

According to the American Heart Association, 149.3 million American adults are overweight or obese; for children ages 2 to19, one in three are overweight or obese. It is the goal of AMH and the ASMBS to help individuals live happy, healthy and active lives by promoting educational and supportive programs that will improve public health and well being by lessening the burden of obesity and related diseases throughout the world.

Prior to the event, participants can register by calling 215-441-6942. The day of the event, participants can register, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the registration tent, located between the Blairwood and Willowood Buildings on the Schilling Campus.

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