The ASMBS Foundation’s Walk from ObesitySM is the only national walkathon that brings attention to the disease of obesity by raising awareness in communities all over the country. The Walk from ObesitySM also provides educational materials regarding obesity and the treatment options available.

All Walk from ObesitySM events are at a “set your own” pace and are non-competitive. Participants are encouraged to walk or run as little or as much as they like.

Whether you are an individual struggling with obesity, have successfully treated your obesity, know someone who is struggling, or are interested in supporting the fight against obesity, we welcome you to join us as we Walk from ObesitySM. To find an event in your area please visit

The Walk from ObesitySM is also a fundraising event to support the ASMBS Foundation’s mission to raise funds for obesity research, education, and access to quality treatment. Participants are encouraged to fundraise by asking family, friends, and colleagues to support them by making a donation and attending the event.

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that seeks to lessen the health and economic consequences of obesity. Funds raised through the ASMSB Foundation’s Walk from ObesitySM campaign help to support the mission of the Foundation:

  • Raise Funds that directly support critical research and education on obesity, severe obesity, and metabolic and bariatric surgery.
  • Increase Scientific and Public Awareness and Understanding of obesity as a disease and that
    treatment of obesity and severe obesity can prevent, improve or resolve many metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes and prevent
    others such as cancer and heart disease.
  • Improve Access to Quality Care and Treatment for Americans with obesity and severe obesity by eliminating policy, societal, economic and medical barriers that deny people appropriate treatment and support.

Learn more about the ASMBS Foundation at