You may be asking, “Why are you guys on this bogus trip anyway?” We want your money. Honestly, we do! We decided to hold a Don’t Come to our Tour der Alps fundraiser to fight obesity that benefits the Akron Walk from Obesity, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation (ASMBSF). Our Tour der Alps is a charitable opportunity for busy people like you, who like to support good causes but would rather not go to a lame, boring charity event.
The Akron Walk from Obesity is part of a nationwide network of charitable walks that raise awareness of the health, societal, and financial issues that obesity places on our community. Walkers include those who struggle with their weight, those who have sought treatment for obesity, family members and friends, healthcare professionals, physicians, organizations and many more.
The Obesity Action Coalition is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to educate, advocate and support those whose lives are impacted by obesity. More than 93 million Americans are obese. The number is expected to reach 120 million in five years. This coalition educates patients, family members and the public about obesity and morbid obesity. Their work improves access to medical treatments for obese patients; advocates for safe and effective treatments; and strives to eliminate the negative stigma associated with all types of obesity.
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising funds to help support obesity research and to increase professional and public awareness of bariatric surgery and its role in treating the devastating disease of morbid obesity.
Surf on over to http://crossingmountains.com/ and enter your email address in the box under Follow our Footsteps on the right side of the screen. We will send you daily updates from our imaginary but pretty-cool-you-must-admit tour for the next week, as well as, the $250,000,000 you won in that Nigerian Lottery. Each day will transport you on a stay-at-home vacation to the Alps. We look to share our personal perspectives about obesity, share some revealing facts, and offer advice on how you can join us in this fight.
Hand over the bucks! Yeah, this is a fundraiser, and we would appreciate your support. All donations are tax deductible. It’s easy to donate on-line by most credit cards. It’s painless. Plus, you don’t want to find your front yard turfed by some unknown bicyclist would you? Just saying, you know 😉
Obesity is no laughing matter, but fundraising can be. Seriously, follow us at Crossing Mountains and we promise that you will have an entertaining week while learning more about the burden obesity puts on our society. We thank you in advance for your generous support.
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Tom Bilcze & Chuck Gough
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