Shannon Miller Named Celebrity Spokesperson for the National Obesity Foundation™
Author: Shannon Miller Lifestyle
May 13, 2014
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Shannon Miller Named Celebrity Spokesperson
for the National Obesity Foundation™
Olympic Gold Medalist helps to create healthier lifestyle in the United States
Los Angeles, CA – The National Obesity Foundation™ (NOF) is proud to announce a partnership with Shannon Miller, the most decorated gymnast in American history, as its celebrity spokesperson to promote health and wellness advocacy, particularly among populations with high obesity rates.
Shannon Miller, in partnership with her company, Shannon Miller Lifestyle, will provide promotional and endorsement services to NOF.
The National Obesity Foundation (NOF), based in Los Angeles, California, is a tax-exempt nonprofit created in 2012 to help those affected by or at risk for obesity and their loved ones through education, access to online and physical resources, community support programs, patient advocacy and improved access to medical treatment.
“Obesity and the devastating effects the disease has created in the United States dictates that we must create resources and come together to battler this leading cause of preventable death in the United States,” said Dr. Isaac Verbukh, the founding member and president of the Board of Directors of NOF.
Dr. Verbukh further stated that the main purpose of NOF is to fight this disease and Shannon Miller’s commitment to health, the wellbeing of women, her first-hand knowledge of fitness and approaches to a healthy lifestyle and her commitment to fighting childhood obesity will further NOF’s mission.
“The National Obesity Foundation’s commitment to creating a roadmap for quality healthcare and wellness choices and giving back to those who give through the NOF’s Humanitarian Award are strong institutional and long-term commitment which I am truly excited to support,” commented Shannon Miller. “Their mission compliments my work with childhood obesity and women’s health along with my vision for a healthier future for us all.”
Shannon Miller has won seven Olympic medals (two Gold, two Silver, and three Bronze) and nine World Championship medals. She is the only American to rank among the top ten all-time gymnasts and is the only female athlete to be inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame twice (individual 2006 and team 2008).
Ms. Miller is now the President of Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women, as well as an author, television and radio host, mother and cancer survivor. She holds a BBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and a Juris Doctorate from Boston College. Ms. Miller founded the Shannon Miller Foundation dedicated to fighting childhood obesity. For more information, please visit www.shannonmillerlifestyle.com.
To learn more about NOF’s mission and its efforts to eradicate obesity as well as to register for the upcoming Live Healthy webinar Series, please visit the organization’s website: http://www.nofusa.org. You may also find NOF on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
The National Obesity Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting obesity, its many causes and consequences. Through educational, patient advocacy, awards and medical assistance programs, NOF can help anyone struggling with obesity to overcome this disease that is hurting individuals, their loved ones and the entire nation.