Imagine a world where everyone can obtain the knowledge and empowerment needed to take charge of their health. The OAC’s Your Weight Matters in-person Convention is like a ray of light, offering life-changing education and community connection to those who need it most.

Financial Hardship Shouldn’t Hinder Transformation

However, the reality is that for many, financial hardship makes attending such a transformative event a dream that cannot be reached. That’s why we’re asking for your help to make it possible for all individuals to learn, grow, and embrace a healthier life by donating to the Rob Portinga Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund is designed to bring the power of education to those in need by providing grants that fund or offset the expenses associated with attending our in-person Convention.

The Impact of Generosity

Your generosity matters. Every dollar you donate goes directly to the Scholarship Fund, enabling those who couldn’t otherwise afford it to embrace the life-changing power of education and community support.

Dr. Chris D. Still

Here’s the most exciting part: right now, your donation can go twice as far. Thanks to Geisinger’s incredible support, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, doubling the number of lives we can transform together.

“At Geisinger, we firmly believe in the power of education and support when it comes to health. That’s why we are proud to contribute to the Rob Portinga Memorial Scholarship Fund, providing individuals with the invaluable opportunity to attend OAC’s Your Weight Matters Engage Convention. We recognize that YWM-Engage plays a crucial role in empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their health and well-being, and we believe that everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances, deserves the opportunity to access the life-changing resources the Convention has to offer. Together, let’s foster a community that promotes health, connection, and empowerment. Please join us in donating because an investment in the Rob Portinga Memorial Scholarship Fund is an investment in transforming lives.” –  Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP, FTOS, Director at Geisinger Obesity Institute

We Need Your Help

Can we count on you to help us ensure that financial hardships do not define someone’s ability to access the knowledge, support and guidance offered at Convention? Please click below to make a donation to the Rob Portinga Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Scholarship Application Details

This year, scholarship applications will open on June 5 for individuals wanting to attend the OAC’s Your Weight Matters Engage Convention in Orlando, FL, on September 21-23. If you wish to apply for a grant, please click here to learn more about the application process.