Tampa, Fla. – The OAC was proud to take on the challenge of #GivingTuesday and give back through pledging 250 FREE memberships to those who need it most. The OAC received an overwhelming response to this initiative and gave away more than 500 memberships in less than 24 hours to individuals wanting to learn more about their weight, improve their quality of health and lend their voice to the Nation’s only nonprofit organization whose sole focus is representing individuals affected by the disease of obesity.

“We are extremely proud of the fact that we were able to provide more than 500 individuals with memberships in the OAC. The OAC was pleased to pay-it-forward on #GivingTuesday and help hundreds of individuals join the Coalition. We thank everyone who helped us spread the word about this initiative and grow the OAC voice,” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO.

The free OAC membership drive was the first part in a month-long effort by the OAC to inspire individuals to become engaged in the Coalition and support its efforts. Throughout the month of December, the OAC is encouraging individuals to donate to the OAC with its “Because of You” year-end fundraising campaign.

The OAC is asking for all individuals to show their support of the OAC’s efforts by making a tax-deductible donation that will directly fund the OAC’s mission-oriented efforts in education, advocacy and support. As a 501(c)3 registered charity, the OAC relies on the support of those it serves in order to continue making an impact and fighting for change in obesity.

“The reality is that we simply could not make the proactive impact we do in education, advocacy and support on a yearly basis if it weren’t for the fundraising support of our members. We rely on the members of the OAC to help us make a difference for all those affected by obesity. The ‘Because of You’ Campaign is a great way to give back to the OAC during this time of year. We thank you for your support of the Coalition and our efforts,” said Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, OAC Chairman.

About the OAC
The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a nearly 50,000 member-strong National nonprofit organization, is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by the disease of obesity through education, advocacy and support. To learn more about the OAC, please visit www.ObesityAction.org.