ASMBS Foundation LEAD Awards Preview

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Rami Lutfi, MD

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Fall is an exciting and busy time of year for the ASMBS Foundation. This November, the ASMBS Foundation will host its second annual Gala & LEAD Awards during ObesityWeek in Las Vegas. As we take pause, I invite you to join us for an evening of celebration as we recognize the Foundation’s achievements and honor members of our society. Together, we will share a toast in appreciation of our gracious donors who have allowed us to continue serving our mission and the members of the ASMBS. We will also present this year’s LEAD Awards to those among us who have shown outstanding leadership and dedication to our society and the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery, for, without their commitment and devotion to this field, we would not be able to further our mission to improve the understanding of obesity and bariatric surgery. I encourage you to purchase your tickets soon due to the limited number of available seats. Proceeds from your ticket purchase will be used to support the mission of the ASMBS Foundation and help fund research grants, educational programs, and advocacy initiatives. Visit to save your seat today.

Your support of the ASMBS Foundation is crucial, and you can save $50 on your Gala tickets when you join the AWARE program. AWARE; meaning Awareness, Wellness, Access, Research, and Education, is our new monthly giving program designed to support our mission. By receiving donations monthly, the ASMBS Foundation will be able to maintain a steady income and over time increase our financial support of important ASMBS programs and initiatives. We encourage you to become AWARE and join a community of individuals dedicated to improving the understanding of obesity and obesity treatment. Visit our website at and choose a monthly donation amount that works within your budget. As a way of saying thanks, if you donate at least $15 a month—that’s only $0.50 a day—you will receive a discount on the ticket price to our 2019 Gala, as well as receive regular updates from the Foundation.

This month we will also kick-off our fall Walk from Obesity events. If there is a Walk in your area, please consider registering or making a donation. Your support not only helps the mission of the ASMBS Foundation but allows for our volunteers and Presenting Sponsors to bring awareness to the members of your community. Visit to register or donate today.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!


Rami Lutfi, MD

President, ASMBS Foundation

Upcoming Walk from Obesity Events

Atlanta, GA
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Brownsville, TX
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Celebration, FL
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Charlotte, NC
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Cleveland, OH
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Dallas, TX
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Greenville, NC
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Meriden, CT
Saturday, October 5, 2019

Modesto, CA
More information coming soon

Norman, OK
Sunday, October 6, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sunnyvale (NorCal), CA
Saturday, September 21, 2019

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