Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center Director Dr. Matt Hutter leads a group of walkers at the 2019 Walk from Obesity
On a sunny Saturday recently, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University was the backdrop for the Walk from Obesity. Hosted by Brigham and Women’s Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (CMBS) and the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center, the event celebrated the success of patients and raised money for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation. Fifty-seven walkers participated, raising more than $11,000.
Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center Director Dr. Matt Hutter was on hand along with Randy Susan Meyers, author of the novel Waisted, who raffled off copies of her book to participants. “This has been amazing,” said Dr. Hutter. “Putting the patient first is the major focus here. We should be really proud about what has happened here today, but also about the amount of sponsors who are here. It has been so nice to see members of the community come to help our patients with obesity have a better future.”
In addition, more than 12 local sponsors participated as vendors at the event, featuring products and services to benefit a healthy lifestyle.
The Walk from Obesity is the nation’s largest gathering of individuals affected by obesity. The funds raised will support the ASMBS Foundation and fund programs focused on research, education and advocacy.
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital was a Gold Sponsor of the event.
To learn more about the ASMBS Foundation, visit their website.
To see more photos from the event, visit BWFH’s Facebook page.
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