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Walk From Obesity Fundraiser Walk - (Fall Hiking Spree as well)

Obesity awareness and prevention is an issue that is very important to the Akron Area Hiking Organizers, and we'd like to invite all of our hikers, their families & friends to come out and show their support, with us, at this fundraiser event.  If we have enough interest, we could even form our own team.

All registrations include an official Walk from Obesity t-shirt.Registration also includes an optional FREE one year membership into the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC).  Be sure to opt-in and take advantage of this offer.  Children under the age of 12 are FREE, with a paid parent or guardian.

Firestone Metro Park - Tuscarawas Shelter
2620 Harrington Road
Akron, OH 44319

Registration, check-in, and t-shirt pickup will begin at 9:30 AM. 

The Walk will kick off at 10:00AM, finish by 11:00 AM

Presented By: Summa Health System and Akron General Medical Center; Dr. John Zografakis, Dr. Adrian Dan, Dr. M. Pozsgay, Dr. Walter Chlysta

Event Sponsors: Want to become a local sponsor? Please contact Debbie Pasini directly for local Walk sponsorship information and opportunities.

Online Registration: Online registration is $25 and will be available until Friday, September 13, 2013, at 1:00 PM EST. Please click "Register Now!" ( to register online. Those who register online will have access to their very own DonorDrive fundraising page. Please utilize our online fundraising tools to help meet your fundraising goal or to invite family and friends to join you at the Walk.

On-site Registration: Registration will be $35 the day of the event. On-site Registration will open at 9:30 AM. Cash, money order, or check will be accepted for payment for on-site registration.

FREE Child Registration and Coloring Contest: Children under the age of 12 may be registered to participate for free, with a paid parent or guardian. We also offer an optional coloring contest and one lucky child will receive a prize at the event. The child registration and coloring form may be accessed in the "Resources" section after online registration is completed. (Please note: The coloring contest is not part of the on-site child registration. Registration is still FREE, however.)

Teams: Forming a team can be done while registering online. You will be prompted to register as an individual, create a team, or join a team. The team captain will need to register before their team members in order to start the team. The team captain will also have access to the team's online fundraising page and be able to set a team fundraising goal.

Fundraisers: Not only does "Every Step Count," but so does every dollar! While raising money for a great cause, you can also win a great prize. Prizes include both a $100 Sports Authority Gift Card and an iPad Mini (prize eligibility explained during online registration). Please use our online fundraising tools after you register to assist in meeting your fundraising goal.

To collect pledges in person, a printable pledge form is available here.Pledge forms may be mailed in or turned in at the event. If you would like to pickup the official Walk from Obesity brochure, please contact your local event leader.

For more information about local sponsorship or volunteering your services, please contact:

Debbie Pasini, RN, BSN, CBN
95 Arch Street, Suite 260
Akron, OH 44304 

Taking part of the fund raiser is not required to hike this as a Fall Hiking Spree Hike. The same Hike will also be posted for the following day.

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