In 2016, the bariatric clinic at the QE2 Health Sciences Centre, the Halifax Obesity Network, hosted its first-ever obesity awareness walk called Strides for Obesity.
It was an event that was brought about by the need for obesity awareness. Obesity is recognized as a chronic disease and in order to effectively be able to treat and manage it, we have to build and raise awareness and understanding that obesity is NOT a personal choice. This understanding will also help eliminate weight stigma. In Nova Scotia, we still have a long way to go in educating and raising awareness, thus, our goal…our passion…is to keep the conversation going and to help individuals looking for support and to advocate for increased access to weight management and treatment services.
Since 2016, with support of PEOPLE LIKE YOU, Strides for Obesity has made a POSITIVE IMPACT!
WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT THE ENTHUSIASTIC PARTICIPATION AND INSPIRING SUPPORT
FROM A GROUP OF EXTRAORDINARY INDIVIDUALS!
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Together we can create change for individuals affected by obesity