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YMCA and OAC Join together to fight obesity

June 18, 2018

The OAC and the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver Invite Local Residents to a FREE Community Health Outreach Day during the Your Weight Matters National Convention on Saturday, July 21

Tampa, Fla. –  The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver have partnered to bring Denver area residents the opportunity to learn more about weight and health in a positive environment during Community Health Outreach Day on Saturday, July 21. Community Health Outreach Day is a FREE event and is hosted along with the Your Weight Matters National Convention at the Hilton Denver City Center.

“Since 2014 The OAC has been proud to partner with the YMCA in our Convention host city and give back to the local community. This year we are excited to offer the most diverse Your Weight Matters Convention EXPO hall exhibitors to date, allowing Denver residents to have greater access to reliable information about weight, health, wellness and more,” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO.

The Community Health Outreach Day will take place from 9 am – 4 pm on Saturday, July 21. During the event, local residents can take part in free health screenings, receive free samples and giveaways and visit the EXPO hall with more than 25 vendors showcasing proven devices, products and services in the health and wellness industry.

While still the leanest state in the United States, more than 22 percent of Colorado residents are impacted by the disease of obesity. That number rose from 20 percent in 2015 and is considered a significant increase among the population. With the rates of obesity on the rise, it is even more important to have free access to quality, science-based education on weight, health and obesity treatment.

“For more than 140 years, the Denver YMCA has been dedicated to improving the well-being of our community, we see the partnership with the OAC as a tremendous opportunity to reach more community members through the support of the Community Health Outreach Day,” said Monica Thompson, YMCA Director of Health and Wellness Initiatives.

To learn more about the Community Health Outreach Day, presented by the OAC and the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver, or to register for your FREE EXPO pass, please visit www.ywmconvention.com/expo/. For more details on the OAC’s 7th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention, please visit www.YWMConvention.com.

About the OAC

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a more than 59,000 member-strong National non-profit organization, is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by the disease of obesity through education, advocacy and support.

About the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver

A leading nonprofit, the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver strengthens communities by engaging and connecting individuals, families and seniors through youth development and healthy living values-based programs. Each year, the Y brings together over 68,000 children, teens, members, and volunteers through a variety of programs and services at its five branches and 85 program locations across metro Denver. The Y is one of 2,700 YMCA organizations nationwide, collectively helping more than 21 million people learn, grow and thrive. To join, donate or get more information, visit www.denverymca.org.