In October 2018 Obesity Canada fielded a team of runners and walkers participate in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon weekend, with participants in the 5k, half marathon and marathon. We are thrilled to announce that our first attempt at this type of fundraiser was a great success, with more than $9,500 raised to help Obesity Canada’s mission of improving the lives of individuals living with obesity!

A big thank you to all the participants and donors who supported them! Know that you are supporting positive change for many Canadians.

After this experience, we hope to build off our success and do it again later this fall. Keep an eye out for more details shortly and join our team! If you have a fundraising event that you would like to get involved in, Obesity Canada would gladly support in any way possible; please email

Pictured above: (left) Dr. Megha Poddar and family; (right) OC Toronto founder and secretary Priti Chawla.