June 4, 2018
- WHAT: Vernon residents of all
ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Adanna J.
Amechi-Obigwe, MD, of Vernon Clinic and Robert Borchardt, MD, for the area’s
first Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.
- WHEN: THIS Saturday, June 9,
at 9 am
- WHERE: Wilbarger General
Hospital Fitness Trail, 920 Hillcrest Drive, Vernon
- WHO: Drs. Amechi-Obigwe and
Borchardt, Vernon Clinic staff, and any community members
interested in participating.
- WHY: Walking
is the simplest, best thing 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.
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 Drs. Amechi-Obigwe and Borchardt 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 Vernon 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 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 the Walk With a Doc website.
day of the event: (940) 552-2530
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:mailto:marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org
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