Welcome to the 2018 Tour of Hope

Thanks to our Ride Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors: Celebrate Vitamins and Vern Vincent Consulting
Day Sponsors:    Connie Stapleton Ph.D, Slimpressions, Personal Care Products, TotalPRO Plumbing, Rincon Recovery Resources.

The Tour of Hope (TOH) is dedicated to raising awareness of the obesity epidemic across the USA, to demonstrating that it is possible to escape the prison of obesity, and to raising funds for the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation f America (WLSFA).

The ride is led by a successful weight loss surgery patient who has maintained a weight loss of over 200 pounds for over seven years – The 2017 BariAthlete of the Year – Bill Streetman.

“This is my challenge to you, support my fundraiser and lets change lives and raise awareness for the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America, because together we are: Saving Lives One Grant at a Time”

Donation Levels

A $25.00 dollar donation will place your name on the back
of Bill’s tour shirt for 2018. He will have your support behind
him on the entire 330 mile adventure.
– Thanks to Celebrate Vitamins


In addition to your name on the official ride tee-shirt: Receive
this custom WLSFA Tour of Hope Bike Key Chain for a donation
of $50 or more. – Thanks to the WLSFA

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Help promote the 2018 Tour of Hope by becoming a sponsor!

  • Gain access to 10’s of thousands of people actively engaged in losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle
  • Gain access to hundreds of bariatric surgeons and weight loss centers
  • Be associated with the 2017 Male BariAthlete of the Year

Members of the weight loss surgery community purchase products and services related to nutrition and exercise.   They are extremely loyal to the companies they believe take an active interest in their journey to a better life.  And because the weight loss surgery journey is life-long, customers made now will stay with you forever.

View Sponsorship Opportunities HERE

Are you a Company, a Weight Loss Center, a Bariatric Surgeon, a Texas-based bike riding Celebrity, a Bike Store or Bike Club, looking for exposure into the WLS community?  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Tour of Hope, please contact Bill Streetman at: bill@wlsfa.org

Media Inquiry

Media inquiries – contact Bill Streetman at bill@wlsfa.org or 614-327-7440, or contact Laura Van Tuyl at laura@wlsfa.org or 971-322-5281.

About our Ride Leader – Bill

Bill ready to rideBill had gastric bypass on October 4th of 2010.  His weight at the time of surgery was 404 pounds.  Today Bill weighs in at a healthy 210 pounds and regularly participates in kickboxing, high intensity interval training, kettle bell, and weight lifting, as well as bike riding, skiing and hiking activities.  Today Bill is a regular speaker at weight loss and WLS conferences, is a frequent blogger on the topic of healthy lifestyles and weight loss after WLS, and has been elected a member of the board of directors of the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America.

Who Wants to Ride?

Bill says: “All WLS patients are welcome to ride along with me on all or any part of the agenda.  All I ask is that you promote the ride on your social media to help raise funds for WLSFA.  If you are interested, contact me at: bill@wlsfa.org

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