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It is important for the world to know I struggled with obesity until I was 26 years old. As a co-founder of this non-profit I want to share my personal story of growth and allow those around me to understand I am not just talking about knowing the difficulties of reclaiming your health, I myself have walked through the fire. I have lost over 125lbs in my lifetime. In the process of learning healthier lifestyle options and shedding weight, I also shed my type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.  Join us on our MOVE.ment to reclaim your life as well. Please click the links below to read the attached story. 

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 I am honored to post Obesity Awareness IN Action (OAA) was recently selected to be a Part of The Prestigious Marquis Who's Who, 2024 edition. OAA was nominated by a fellow business and selected based upon our dedication to educate as many people in Health and Wellness with the purpose of saving as Many Lives as Possible, our Free unique Awareness Bound Youth Health and Wellness Educational Programming which focuses on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness, and our annual Walk N'Roll  walks creating an environment for all persons to focus on how movement can be fun and easy. Movement starts with a single step. 


First published in 1899, Who’s Who in America remains the preeminent biographical reference registry, and has garnered much praise throughout its 120-year history. Below are just a few highlights: 


** Hailed by the New York Times as “… that venerable guide to American Achievement” 


** Chosen for the National Millennium Time Capsule by the White House Millennium Council 


** Featured as a category on the world-famous TV show, Jeopardy 


** I have included a link to a video below in which Warren Buffett speaks about the impact that Who’s Who in America had on his life:


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*****To learn more about the press release for the induction into Who's who, please touch or click the image. *****

Candace is honored to travel to Mumbai, India to receive this amazing award. Providing educational health and wellness in-person classes to our underprivileged youth in order to create equal learning opportunities is a passion of OAA. Proper education can change future situations and has the potential to save generational lives. Obesity Awareness IN Action is determined to socially change the world. 


Nov, 2023 Candace Oates was honored to be featured in Canvas Rebel magazine as a health/wellness professional/leader in the community and for the work done through our non-profit organization.  Please click/touch photo to read the article,


We are so Proud to be featured as the September 2022 Non-profit Spotlight of the Month In the Johnstown, Colorado Influence Magazine!

We are a non-profit focused on Health/Wellness and movement equality through Educational programming and events.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the World" -Nelson Mandela (former President of South Africa)


Obesity Awareness In Action is so honored to be nominated and WIN our category for The Loveland Chamber of Commerce 2022 Best of The West Award! Such an fantastic and huge honor. 


In Late November 2022, Scheels ran a giving campaign. Although OAA did not win the original $5,000 donation award, OAA was in the top 50 of 800 voted on Organizations! Scheels donated a "runner-up" donation of $500!

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April 2023, The Oates Family was featured on the cover of The Influence Magazine Northern Colorado because of the community work Obesity Awareness IN Action has been displaying.

Growing OAA's Awareness Bound Youth Educational Health and Wellness Program is a major focus of 2023. It was wonderful to get a non-profit spotlight in The Voyage Denver Magazine. Click the Picture to read the article. 

So honored to be featured in this Denver based magazine to represent our Non-profit. OAA has been working very hard to build community trust & support this last 18 months so we can in-turn help educate youths in our community in health and wellness to build a healthier tomorrow. Please touch or click the picture to read the article,

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Celebrating our community Move.ments!

Our inaugural walk was June 3, 2022 in Loveland, Co and had 122 attendees! A.B Consulting and Media created a fantastic video. Click the teal flyer to see this video

Held in Waukee, Iowa August 20th, 2022, we had fantastic vendors, a fire truck for the children and our attendees endured freezing rain and a cool temperatures to support our cause of helping others. 


Such amazing vendors and fun line dancing lessons! Click/touch the flyer to see the video! 

June 9th, 2023 was our 2nd annual Loveland, CO Walk N'Roll. We had fantastic sponsors, one of the best photagraphers in Northern Colorado, and a great turn out even though it had some iffy weather! LOL! Click or touch the picture to see the video. 

Go Iowa! We increased attendance by 63%. In-kind donations totaled $4,360 with over $2,100 in financial donations.  We walked 276,236 steps which totaled 115.1 miles. 

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