April 8, 2016
- WHAT: San Antonio residents of all ages are encouraged to
lace up their walking shoes and join doctors from the Texas Indo-American Physicians
Society Southwest Chapter (TIPS-SW), for the
group’s first FREE Walk With a Doc Texas event.
- WHEN: THIS Sunday, April
10, 8 am. (See website for future events)
- WHERE: Tom C. Clark High School
track, 5150 DeZavala, San Antonio, TX 78249
- WHO: Physician members of
TIPS-SW; sponsoring physician Vijay N. Koli, MD; Aruna Venkatesh, MD; and any
community members interested in participating. Walk With a Doc Texas is funded
by a grant from TMA Foundation with major support from Texas Medical
Association Insurance Trust and Prudential.
The Walk With a Doc
concept is simple: Physicians organize walks in their communities and invite
their patients and their patients’ families to join them. Walk With a Doc is overseen by a national
nonprofit organization to get people active and healthy.
This is a FREE program, and preregistration is not required.
Future walks will be announced via the Walk With a Doc
website. Following a brief presentation about healthy lifestyles, participants
will walk with physicians for up to an hour.
About TIPS-SW: Spurred by the immensely rewarding Be Fit. Be Cool.
Childhood Obesity Awareness Campaign by TIPS-SW/American Association of
Physicians of Indian Origin and following the call to action by Surgeon General
Vivek Murthy, MD, to promote walking and walkable communities, we are urging
people to focus on their 5-0-10k plan (not just their 401[k] plan) to eat 5
servings of fruits and vegetables, avoid sugary drinks, and walk at least 10
thousand steps a day.
Texas Medical Association is the largest state medical society in the nation,
representing more than 49,000 physician and medical student members. It is
located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the
state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans. TMA
Foundation raises funds to support the public health and science priority
initiatives of TMA and the family of medicine. To learn more, visit the TMA website.
Walk With a Doc is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage
healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences
of a sedentary lifestyle to improve the health and well-being of the country.
Walk With a Doc was started in 2005 by David Sabgir, MD, a board-certified
cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio, who practices with the Mount Carmel Health
System. To learn more, go to http://walkwithadoc.org/.
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Local event contact:
Aruna Venkatesh, MD cell: (210)
TMA contacts for
Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512)
656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org
Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382;
cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org
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