Guthrie Weight Loss Center To Participate in “Walk From Obesity”

Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie’s Weight Loss Center is organizing teams for the Walk From Obesity, set for Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. at Round Top Park in Athens, Pa.

The 2 mile Walk will be the centerpiece of the day, which will include education on healthy lifestyles and cooking demonstrations. The funds raised support both the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation and the Obesity Action Coalition. Hosting the event gives our community the opportunity to apply for grants through the Bryan G Woodward Grant Program, which supports local initiatives addressing obesity.

The Walk path will be a 1/3 mile loop on a flat road surface surrounded by scenic woods.  Following the 2 mile Walk, special guest speaker and professional chef, David Fout will be on hand to provide a food demonstration and samplings using bariatric and diabetes friendly recipes. Educational booths will provide information on diabetes, heart disease, nutrition, exercise and fitness. Executive Chef Bryan Seymour will also offer a children's friendly food demonstration with interactive audience participation

For more information, or to register a team, visit or call Mary Hutz at 570-887-3921.

The Guthrie Weight Loss Center has been open since August of 2011 and offers a comprehensive approach to weight management that includes diet and exercise, medication and surgical options.

Guthrie Health is a community-based, not-for-profit health care system jointly formed by Guthrie Healthcare System (GHS) and Guthrie Clinic, also not-for-profit health care organizations. GHS provides inpatient, outpatient and home-based services through Corning Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, Robert Packer Hospital, and Guthrie Home Care and Guthrie Hospice. Guthrie Clinic provides primary and specialty physician services at 25 regional clinics. Guthrie Health provides care for 200,000 patients annually within its eleven-county service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.