May 21, 2018
- WHAT: Killeen residents of
all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes (tennis shoes preferred)
and join Don J. Daniels, MD, chief medical officer of the Metroplex Health
System, for Killeen’s first Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.
- WHEN: THIS Saturday, May 26, at
- WHERE: Lions Club Park Family
Recreation Center (Lou Hansen Pavilion), 1700 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, Killeen
- WHO: Dr. Daniels and other Metroplex
Health System staff, and any community
members interested in participating
- WHY: Walking
is one of the simplest, best things people can do to live a long, high-quality
life. WWAD makes it easy by providing the time, place, motivation (a brief
health information talk), and fellow participants for a fun walking experience.
Dr. Daniels plans to talk about obesity.
The Walk With a Doc concept is
organize walks in their communities and invite their patients, their patients’
families, and community members to join them. Walkers will enjoy a refreshing
and invigorating walk with Dr. Daniels and other health care professionals, who
will provide support to participants and answer questions during the walk. Walk With a Doc is overseen by a national
nonprofit organization to get people active and healthy, and is backed by the
Texas Medical Association (TMA) in Texas.
This is a FREE program, and preregistration is not required.
Information about future walks will be announced on the Killeen Walk With a Doc
TMA is the
largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 51,000
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, TMA’s philanthropic arm, raises
funds to support the public health and science priority initiatives of TMA and
the family of medicine, including Walk With a Doc Texas. Walk With a Doc Texas is funded by a grant from the TMA Foundation with generous support from TMAIT, Prudential, and BCBSTX. To learn more, visit
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 the Walk With a Doc website.
day of the event: TaNeika Moultrie (254) 338-1562
Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org
Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email:marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org
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