Walk with a Doc is a free, non-profit program for anyone interested in taking steps for their health. Healthcare professionals from the community provide support and answer questions, while you enjoy a walk in the park.
Photo courtesy of: www.walkwithadoc.org
Jul 23, 2014
By Kandlyn Collins
Ohio University’s 1804 Society is sharing in the local efforts of Live Healthy Appalachia for better health by hosting “Walk with a Doc” at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Athens City Pool Pavilion on East State Street.
“Walk with a Doc” is an international initiative that is being implemented on a local level in Athens County by Live Healthy Appalachia. Each event location focuses on pervasive local health issues and features a local physician. Kristin Lowe, medical associate in urology at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in Athens, is this month’s featured doctor. All are welcome to join us for an opportunity to learn from Dr. Lowe, ask questions, and enjoy a walk along the bike path.
The event is sponsored by Live Healthy Appalachia, and co-hosted by a local organization each second Saturday of the month. The event emphasizes the importance of health maintenance through activities as simple as walking, and aims to increase awareness about how critical those small steps can be in warding off illness.
The 1804 Society is OHIO’s planned giving recognition organization, which extends membership and recognition to donors who have given, or committed to give, a planned gift to The Ohio University Foundation.
"Walk with a Doc is a great way for the people in the area to come out and have fun, but also learn a bit about the importance of physical activity," said Myca Haynes, assistant director of development, gift planning. "The 1804 Society is proud to sponsor the event, and we're excited for attendees to get to talk to this month’s featured Doc, Kristin Lowe."
Those planning to attend should register for the event no later than August 5.
For more information, please contact Myca Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org.