Hollywood celebrities join in war on obesity and diabetes

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With an estimated 60 percent of the American adult population obese there is no doubt but that we face a major health crisis in America and around much of the world. Obesity very frequently leads to diabetes and diabetes brings with it a host of deadly diseases including heart disease, liver disease and gangrene. This was dramatically brought to my attention three and half years ago when due to obesity induced heart failure I stopped breathing and dropped unconscious at the door of death in my home. Miraculously I got restarted but after 26 days in ICU I was left with the challenge of heart failure, obesity, diabetes and cancer. I beat them all and now for the second year on my 71st birthday I am walking with some friend 14 miles from Burbank to Hollywood. I am extremely pleased that I will be joined by these amazing celebrities to help bring even more attention to this critical fight.

Johnny Crawford
Johnny Crawford

Johnny Crawford who was one of the very first “Mouseketeers” on the original Mickey Mouse Club and later co-stared in all 168 episodes of “The Rifleman”. For more about Johnny Crawford SEE: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0186844/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1.

Kim Kopf is known for her work Disney/Pixar;s Oscar winning “Wall-E.” She is also currently in production on a sizzling new TV sitcom “Bruna in Beverly Hills” and she is in pre-production on a horror thriller “Experiment 77.”   SEE: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0465777/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1.

Zak Lee has numerous film credits including having just wrapped “Live by Night” where he worked with Ben Affleck and Zoe Zaldana. SEE: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0498497/?ref_=rvi_nm.

Donald Russell recently produced two critically acclaimed stage performances “The Mongoose” and “Broken Fences.” He gave an award winning performance in “The Diary of Anne Frank” has guest starred on “Days of Our Lives” and is currently developing a small but dynamic production company “Trustice League Productions.”. SEE: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6455443/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2.

If you live anywhere near Burbank, please join us on this important and fun walk.

Everyone who wants to join this hike is welcome. For complete details please send your contact information to the following email address. Route and time details furnished on request.

eMail: drcommunicator@gmail.com.