On March 4, 2020, the Global Obesity Patient Alliance (GOPA) and its member organizations are proud to come together for World Obesity Day 2020 to re-write the narrative about obesity and encourage patients and other organizations from all around the world to join us in this important effort. It’s Time to Change the Narrative about Obesity, and it starts with active voices!
obesity is recognized worldwide as a chronic disease.
to end weight bias/stigma.
to realize that the solution to obesity is far greater than “eat less and move more.”
It’s Time We Change the Narrative about Obesity!
GOPA’s Efforts on World Obesity Day 2020:
Through our alignment on World Obesity Day, patient organizations from across the globe are uniting to ensure that these important messages are heard loud enough for all to hear. The fact remains that obesity is still a very misunderstood disease by the public and we must do more to impact positive change in the lives of those affected.
Obesity affects more than 650 million lives worldwide – REAL human lives that deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and deserve access to care. Starting at 6:50 am on Wednesday, March 4 – World Obesity Day – GOPA will begin amplifying these messages and will continue sharing them each hour until 6:50 pm. This TIME represents the 650 million individuals worldwide with obesity, and 650 million lives that should be free of bias/stigma and negative perceptions.
How You Can Help:
GOPA’s efforts for World Obesity Day are focused on ensuring that our message of Changing the Narrative is heard in as many parts of the world as possible. With this, we invite you to follow us on Twitter (@GOPAObesity), and Retweet/Share our images and messages. If you would like to post our social media images from your own individual or organizational accounts, please click here to view/download these images.
GOPA is proud to be debuting as a brand-new organization on World Obesity Day 2020, created to ignite and inspire global change for people living with obesity. To learn more about GOPA and its creation, please explore our Web site and get connected to us. Currently the Alliance consists of six obesity patient organizations from North America and Europe who are committed to working collaboratively to impact change worldwide. To view these organizations, please click here.
Join-in Our Alliance:
GOPA invites any and all patient organizations in obesity to be part of this effort! If you are part of a patient organization and want to learn more about how your organization can be part of GOPA, please contact us for more information. If you are a passionate patient advocate for obesity and do not have an organization yet in your home country/region, we invite you to reach out to us to learn more about how you can get started. Our goal is to have representation of patients in all parts of the world, so we invite interested groups and individuals to connect with us to learn more!