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Ehrlich Bariatrics Hosts 1st Cabaret Gala
True Love Doesn’t Weight to raise funds for the Obesity Action Committee
Shelton, CT (May 30, 2013) —Ehrlich Bariatrics of Shelton, CT will host their first fundraiser, True Love Doesn’t Weight, on Friday, June 7 at 7:00pm at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford, CT. Event proceeds will benefit the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), the only non-profit organization whose sole focus is representing individuals affected by obesity.
“Today, more than 93 million Americans are affected by obesity,” explains Timothy Ehrlich, M.D., the host of the event. “Many of them are children and adolescents. Our mission is to raise awareness and sensitivity about this disease and to ensure access to safe and effective treatment options. The OAC’s leadership and support is critical to the mission. True Love Doesn’t Weight will not only be fun— and highly entertaining—it will also help raise money to support the fight against obesity.”
Recent data released this week supports the cause even further. Researchers found that children born to mothers after obesity surgery had genetic differences—seen as improvements in the areas of heart and inflammatory health as well as insulin resistance—than their siblings born prior to the surgery. “The study’s early findings are so promising and certainly support my longstanding belief that weight loss surgery should not be viewed as a cosmetic procedure, but a preventative surgery that will significantly impact the health and wellness of a major segment of our society,” continued Ehrlich.
True Love Doesn’t Weight will feature a performance by the Park City Players, a Fairfield County theater troupe and a delicious menu prepared by acclaimed local chef John Lepper. Also in attendance will be Lisa Lampanelli, a stand-up comedian originally from Trumbull, CT, whose 2012 bariatric surgery initiated an over 100-pound weight loss. Lampanelli is a strong proponent of employing bariatric surgery to motivate change and good health.
Event sponsors include: R.D. Scinto, Karl Storz Endocopy, Covidien, Bariatric Advantage, Vision Sciences, Park Avenue Fertility, W.L. Gore & Associates, among others. For tickets and further information on True Love Doesn’t Weight, call 203-880-5000.
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About Ehrlich Bariatrics
Ehrlich Bariatrics specializes in medical weight loss through weight loss surgery procedures and overall wellness counseling. Dr. Timothy Ehrlich, who founded the practice in 2010 after five years as Director of Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT and a 20-year medical career in Louisiana, has performed nearly 3,000 procedures in Connecticut. Ehrlich Bariatrics focuses on Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass surgery and adjustable gastric banding surgery—two of the most proven bariatric surgeries to date—and also offers sleeve gastrectomy and revisional surgery to patients. To maximize the success of these life-altering procedures, Ehrlich Bariatrics provides resources, education, and support to patients before, during and after surgery.
Nancy Rowe, Martini Consulting
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