united we step challenge

The American Board of Obesity Medicine partners with other nonprofit organizations within the field of obesity medicine to share information and enhance the growth of this emerging specialty. Occasionally, we highlight a partner so that ABOM diplomates and prospective candidates learn more about these important organizations.
Below, learn more about the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation’s one-day challenge to raise awareness of obesity.
Physicians with an interest in obesity medicine are invited to participate in the ASMBS Foundation’s United We Step National Pedometer Challenge. This one-day event is intended to increase public awareness of obesity and encourage individuals to expand their daily physical activities.

The event will take place on Monday, November 2, 2015 in conjunction with Obesity Week. Participants will monitor their step count during their usual Monday routines and submit their total at the end of the day. The goal is to reach a collective total of 42 million steps (20,800 miles – the boundary of the United States). The final outcome will be announced at Obesity Week.

Are you up to the challenge? Get started today by visiting, click “Register Now!” and create your team (or join ABOM’s team). Registration is free and everyone is welcome to participate.

Once you have registered, you will find flyers and templates to help promote the event to your patients, colleagues and friends.

If you have any questions, or need help getting started contact ASMBS Foundation at 352-332-9100 or

Note: During your registration process you will be required to input a fundraising goal. Fundraising is NOT required for this event. If you do not wish to fundraise, please enter 0 as your fundraising goal.