Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America

Saving lives one grant at a time

Early Bird Pricing Extended! Happy New Year!

VIP Winner Liz Anderson - CONGRATULATIONS from the WLSFA!

We held our VIP Prize Package Drawing on New Years Eve at 5 PM. The Winner was Liz Anderson from Houston Texas! Liz will receive Round Trip Airfare, Limo Service to and from the Airport, Priority Check in Service, Hotel Room, Meet & Greet Tickets and a Diamond VIP all Access Card that get’s her true Las Vegas Style VIP treatment where ever she goes! We thank everyone who bought their tickets early and we know you join the board of the WLSFA in congratulating our special winner! Tickets sales have gone very well for the Mother of All Meet & Greets and after careful consideration we have decided to Extend the Early Bird Pricing until Feb 29 2012. As you all know it is the ticket sales that go into our Grant Fund.We also raise money with corporate sponsorship and we are doing very well in that area! Because the economy has been so harsh to so many in our community, heck country! we are choosing to extend the discounts for as long as possible to allow more WLS Peeps to join us in Las Vegas!

For 2012 we have a new WLSFA Logo Item “Charity Charms”

They are Pewter Charms with the WLSFA Logo on the Front and our WLSFA.ORG Web Address on the back along with the year 2012. The “Charity Charms” are being made now and should be available in the next fe weeks. Here is the artists rendering of the charm. They come on a rubber bracelet but can be put on a Key Chain, Necklace or Purse Strap it is up to you. Just like the Logo Necklace we had in 2011 it will be available to puchase online and at the Meet & Greet. They are yours for a $25 dollar donation. Here is what they look like on the bands.

Sample Giving Bands

GivingBands® were created by Charity Charms® to help charities spread awareness.

  • The bands are flexible, earth friendly silicone that fit almost every wrist.
  • They Come in 10 standard colors, but custom colors can be ordered.
  • The charms are MADE in AMERICA out of recycled Lead Free Pewter.
  • GivingBands are assembled by adults with disabilities.
  • We are starting to Build our Agenda for the Meet & Greet- Take a peek!

    Friday May 18
    12 Noon:

    Registration starts at Noon!
    Free Line Dance Lessons all afternoon.
    7:00 PM
    New Grants Awarded, Volunteer Awards , A year in Review
    Friday Night Opening Party: “Country round-up” and Chili Tastin’ Hosted by Celebrate Vitamins
    Live Country Music and Line Dancing
    Enjoy the Chili Tastin’ with recipes that will work for all our specials needs. Enjoy refreshments and No Host Bar

    Saturday May 19
    8:00 AM

    Exhibitors Tables & Main Meet & Greet Room Opens
    9:00 AM
    Live Weight Loss Surgery Streamed to our “OR Gallery”
    Witness a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy performed by Dr. Paul Cirangle. The Doctor will take your question during the surgery.
    All Day Saturday
    Speakers are scheduled all day Saturday! ~ Key Note Speak Dr. David Katz
    Please see Speakers List for more information CLICK HERE
    12 Noon:
    Light Lunch Buffet and Refreshments
    6:30 PM
    Saturday Night Gala ~ Hosted By Allergan
    Special Speaker to Be Announced
    Enjoy a Vegas Show Girl Reception and time to mingle and compare your “Bling” and find out who wins the 2nd Annual “Bling Off”
    Enjoy a WLS Friendly Elegant Sit Down Dinner then a Special Performance by Elvis Presley and Dancing.
    Enjoy refreshments and No Host Bar

    Sunday May 20
    Sunday Morning Farewell Brunch ~ Hosted By Bariatric Advantage
    Enjoy Coffee and a Quiche Good-bye and the be part of the class picture for our 2012 event!
    Coffee, Tea, Water and Light Juice Served along with a variety of WLS Friendly Quiche to Sample.

    Life is so bitter sweet…

    And finally a very sad time for the WLS Patient Community. We lost a beloved young man a member of our community on December 28th 2011 Mr. Yehuda Groden
    was only 23 years old. Yehuda was known by many WLS Peeps both online and in real life. He died in his sleep. The cause of death is not known. The WLSFA extends our sincerest Condolences to Yehuda’s Family and Freinds. May he rest in peace and may we all be reminded just how precious each moment is as we circle the sun. ~ Until next post Antonia


    1. Do you know os ANY chapters starting overhere on the east coast? Even here in Pittsburgh Pa.
      Woudl be nice! I really have no money to travel………….am 2 years out and holding steady in
      weight would like to loose more but knee problems will not let me right now.
      How much will it cost to join your Organization, very interested!!!!
      Waiting for a responce

      • Hi Mary Beth,
        We do not have a chapter i your area YET but we will!
        Local Chapters will be $25 Dollars a year to join and they host one fundraising event per year or more.
        All chapters will be slightly different schedules some choosing to meet monthly some less frequently.
        As I mentioned we are in the pilot stage. If this is something you are interested in being a part of let us know.

      • I should also ad there is no membership fee for the National WLSFA, you are already a member for life!

    Leave a Response

    You must be logged in to post a comment.