Join Heartland for Walk with a Doc on Saturday

Join Heartland Community Health Center and Walk with a Doc on Saturday, August 15 at 9am. Participants will meet on the west side of the Medical Arts Building (346 Maine St.) to start the walk. Two walking routes will be offered: one that is half a mile and one that is a mile and a quarter. This free event is open to the public and gives participants the opportunity to meet Heartland’s providers outside of the clinical setting. Heartland will provide light snacks and refreshments.

Walk With a Doc is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and to reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country. “This program has had tremendous participation and success in many other cities around the country,” said Heartland CEO, Jon Stewart. “I’m very pleased for Heartland to be part of this exciting and simple program that can help make a difference in people’s health.”

Walk with a Doc was created by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist who practices at Mount Carmel Health Systems in Columbus, OH and he has been walking every weekend since 2005. The expansion and support of the program is thanks to Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Contact Heartland at 785.841.7297 for more information.

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