Obesity Action Coalition Elects Jim Fivecoat as Chairman

For Immediate Release
March 26, 2007

For More Information:
James Zervios
Director of Communications
(800) 717-3117
jzervios@obesityaction.org

Tampa , FL – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce the election of Jim Fivecoat as chairman of the OAC.

Mr. Fivecoat is a weight-loss surgery patient and underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2003. Mr. Fivecoat brings knowledge of how the benefit process works with major employers and an immense passion to help others affected by all forms of obesity to the OAC.

“I am very pleased and excited to accept the position of OAC chairman. I look forward to working with the other board members to implement new initiatives and goals we set forth during my term. Together we, the OAC and its constituents, will continue to educate and advocate the millions of American affected by all forms of obesity, improve access to safe and effective treatment options and strive to eliminate the negative stigma associated with this disease” said Jim Fivecoat, OAC Chairman.

Prior to weight-loss surgery, Mr. Fivecoat weighed more than 300 pounds and was affected by back aches, sore knees, high cholesterol and blood pressure. Today, Mr. Fivecoat has been tremendously successful with his chosen obesity treatment option and continues to educate others seeking information on obesity-management services.

For information on Mr. Fivecoat or the OAC, please click here or contact the National Office at (800) 717-3117 or info@obesityaction.org.

About the OAC
The OAC is a nonprofit National charity dedicated to helping those affected by obesity. The OAC was formed to bring together individuals struggling with weight issues and provide educational resources and advocacy tools.



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