Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America

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WLSFA & Bristol Hospital Chapter in the News ~ Carnie competes for WLSFA on Chopped ~ Event updates

Lisa Lampanelli and Eva Wickwire

Lisa Lampanelli and Eva Wickwire

On February 24th WLSFA Central Connecticut Chapter & exclusive partner Bristol Hospital officially launched their chapter program. Local Connecticut native and WLSFA National Ambassador of Hope comedian Lisa Lampanelli was in attendance to present a commitment plaque to Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Makram Gedeon of Bristol Hospital. Also in attendance were WLSFA Chapter President Patricia Miller and many chapter members. WLSFA CEO Antonia Namnath and Laura Van Tuyl, Director of the National Chapter Program attended as did many Bristol Hospital executives including Eva Wickwire, Karen Roy, Dennis Perrone, Chris Ann Meaney and other medical professionals from the hospital. Chapters of the WLSFA raise funds for weight loss surgery grants in their local area. Funds are raised from membership fees, donations, local fundraisers and sponsorship donations from local industry partners. The video clip below is a short glimpse into the event.

Additional Media Coverage Read the full story HERE

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Carnie Wilson to Compete on CHOPPED March 16th! WLSFA National Ambassador of Hope Carnie Wilson is representing the WLSFA this month of Food Networks popular show CHOPPED! Carnie’s episode will air on March 16 at 9|8c where she has the opportunity to speak about the WLSFA which will raise awareness for our charity and hopefully many new people will learn about our foundation and mission to fund grants for weight loss surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery. Carnie is competing against other celebrities to win a possible $50,000 dollars for the WLSFA. Please tune in and keep your fingers crossed. We thank Carnie for this wonderful opportunity to tell a national television audience about the WLSFA! Visit the Chopped page and VOTE FOR CARNIE! http://blog.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/2014/01/chopped-tournament-of-stars/
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Has WLS helped you? Want to pay it forward to help others get WLS? Tickets still available to our fundraiser in April!



The WLSFA Annual National Fundraiser the Mother of All Meet & Greets Sand & Sea Adventure is almost here starting April 4th and there is still time to get tickets!

IF YOU LIVE IN THE TAMPA AREA buy your event tickets HERE

IF YOU ARE NOT FROM THE TAMPA FLORIDA AREA got to http://www.papadantravel.com/wlsfa/ to book a hotel room at the Marriott or join us on the cruise!
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Carnie Wilson & Lisa Lampanelli will be at the “Land” – Hotel portion of the event and Lisa Lampanelli will also be on the 5 day Caribbean Cruise! How fun will that be! Lisa will perform her comedy act just for WLSFA Cruisers- a very special event.

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2014 Sand & Sea Online Agenda: http://wlsfameetgreet2014.sched.org/
About the 2014 event: http://www.wlsfa.org/event
Tickets only to the land event at the Marriott Hotel April 4,5,6: http://wlsfaevent.whindo.com/event/default.aspx?lock=2439163-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0&key=dd2133c9fd2a6a8

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The Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America is a 501(c) 3 Nonprofit organization. The WLSFA is the only charity funding grants for weight loss and reconstructive surgery in the world. Powered by weight loss surgery patients, medical professionals and industry partners, together we are saving lives one grant at a time. Please join us!

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