Walking Goes Viral With the U.S. Surgeon General

On Oct. 5, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, plans to release a two-week #StepItUp challenge to celebrate his call to action on walking and walkability. TMA wants you and your patients to participate. Join Walk With a Doc Texas leaders by getting moving during the two-week period. You can prepare now. 

If you are a current Walk With a Doc Texas leader: 

  • Get your participants excited about the competition. The chapter with the most virtual walkers will win a real visit from Walk With a Doc founder David Sabgir, MD. 
  • Add a walk or two to your schedule during the two-week period. 

If you are not a current walk leader: 

  • Consider starting a walk in your community. Contact Debra Heater at TMA for more information. Email debra.heater[at]texmed[dot]org, or call (800) 880-1300, ext. 1390, or (512) 370-1390. 
  • Good news: You don't have to be a walk leader to participate. Just track your steps. 

Promote the competition and encourage people to track their steps. Use social media and tag TMA (@texmed), Walk With a Doc (#wwadtx or #justwalk), and the surgeon general (#StepItUp).

Tracking your steps is easy and virtual. Choose a tracker (electronic or an old-fashioned pedometer) to log your steps. On Oct. 5, the TMA website will have details on where and how to download your steps. You will choose our team, WWAD Texas, and enter your personal steps. We need your help to get Texans walking and to get national recognition for TMA and Texas.

Action, Oct. 3, 2016 

Last Updated On

April 20, 2018

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