Olympian Shannon Miller Speaks at Walk From Obesity

Shannon Miller will speak at the Walk From Obesity to help raise awareness of the disease of obesity, childhood obesity, and morbid obesity.

Online PR News – 23-September-2010 – – America's Most Decorated Gymnast Shannon Miller will be speaking at the Walk From Obesity on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 9:30AM at St. Luke's Walking Trail, 4201 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216. The event is presented by St. Luke's Hospital, St. Vincent's Medical Center, North Florida Surgeons: Dr. Webb, Dr. Deperi, Dr. Welchel, Dr. Hagan, Dr. Chappano, Dr. Herrera, and Novus Center.

Miller states, “This walk is particularly dear to me because of my Foundation's mission to bring awareness to childhood obesity.”

In the Walk From Obesity national program, communities will come together and proudly walk to raise awareness of the disease of obesity, childhood obesity and morbid obesity in the annual Walk From Obesity.

Funds generated from the event support the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation and its research and professional education initiatives, and the patient and general public educational and advocacy programs of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC).

About Shannon Miller and Shannon Miller Lifestyle

Seven-Time Olympic Medalist Shannon Miller recently launched her company Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women and hosts the weekly call-in radio show “Shannon Miller Lifestyle Radio presented by St. Vincent's HealthCare,” which is dedicated to health and fitness for women. Miller continues traveling the country as a highly sought after motivational speaker and advocate for the health and wellness of women and children. Shannon and her husband welcomed their first child John “Rocco” on October 28, 2009.

Shannon Miller is the only American to rank among the Top 10 All-Time Gymnasts and is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame twice (Individual 2006 and Team 2008). Among her career highlights, she has won an astounding 59 International and 49 National competition medals, over half of which are Gold. She is the only US gymnast to win two World All-Around Titles. Her tally of five medals (two Silver, three Bronze) at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain was the most medals won by a US athlete. At the 1996 Games in Atlanta, GA, she led the “Magnificent Seven” to the US Women’s first ever Team Gold and for the first time for any American gymnast, she captured Gold on the balance beam.

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