First Annual Walk for Obesity

BINGHAMTON, NY – The Southern Tier Surgical Group and local partners are announcing the first annual Walk for Obesity. The walk is being held to bring about awareness of obesity as a preventable risk factor for many chronic diseases, like diabetes and heart disease that continue to claim the lives of loved ones every day. The walk is free of charge and donations will be accepted. The donations will be given to local organizations that deal with childhood obesity.                                            

WHY:          Raise Awareness of Obesity and the Benefits of
                  Living a Healthier Life 

WHEN:        Saturday, May 9, 2009, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:      Otseningo Park, Kick Off Ceremony at Upper Pavilion
WHO:          Open to all Broome County Residents; Free of Charge, Donations Accepted
EVENTS:     - Welcoming Remarks, Dr.  Christian Tvetenstrand and Mickey McCabe,
                        Southern Tier Surgical Group
                  - Broome County Executive Proclamation Presented to Southern Tier
                        Surgical Group and Partners 
                  - Trent Patterson of Endicott, a contestant in 2008 on the reality TV 
                        show “The Biggest Loser Contest”
                  - Mason Mastroianni, took over the comic strip, B.C., after the death of his      
                        grandfather, Johnny Hart, and works with UHS Stay Healthy Center
                  - Alan Wilmarth, Director of Addictions and Behavioral Health for United
                        Health Services and who has been recognized by the Centers for Disease
                        Control and Prevention’s Steps to a HealthierUS program for promoting the 
                        health benefits of walking
                   - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by Local Dignitaries
                   - Louie G, local DJ of Binghamton radio station WWYL-FM “Wild 104” will
                        be the Master of Ceremonies
                   - The Binghamton Mets Mascot; Buddy the Bee will be on hand to walk with
                        individuals participating in the walk


05/08/2009 - 10:46am