Walk with the Docs

Bariatric surgeons Dr. Mark Colquitt and Dr. Jonathan Ray have teamed up to help hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds. Now, they’re taking their battle against obesity to the streets, and they – along with the staff of the Blount Memorial Weight Management Center – invite you to be part of the action on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Wellness Center at Springbrook.

Walk With the Docs: The 2008 Walk from Obesity Team Challenge is designed to help promote awareness of the obesity epidemic, and support prevention and treatment efforts. Festivities include an 8 a.m. registration period and a 9 a.m. one-mile walk before wrapping up at noon.

Participants who register and pay the $25 tax-deductible registration fee have their names entered into a drawing to win a $250 gas card, receive an event T-shirt, are eligible for door prizes, and enjoy live music and healthy snacks. Day-of registrations are welcome, and participants also can pre-register by visiting www.blountmemorial.org or calling 865-977-4673. Proceeds benefits the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.

Participants also, when they register, have the option of joining Team Colquitt (Dr. Mark Colquitt’s team) or Team Ray (Dr. Jonathan Ray’s team). The physician with the most team members earns the right to display the coveted Walk With the Docs trophy until next year’s rematch. For more information about the event, call 865-977-4673.

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