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Walk With A Doc December 14 -- 12.13.2013

COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH – Media Advisory
FOR FRIDAY, December 14, 2013

Public Health Partnership Combines Physical Activity and Health Information
Last Walk with a Doc Event for 2013 – Program to resume in March 2014

WHAT:          
Walk with a Doc: Columbus Neighborhood Walking Clubs encourages Columbus residents to take steps to better health through four signature walking events.  Each hour-long Walk with a Doc walk will be led by a Mount Carmel Health System physician.  The doctor will begin with a brief talk on a current health topic and then walk with the group for exercise and further discussion.

WHO:             
Dr. John O’Handley, Physician at Mount Carmel Health System, will lead the East Side walk; Dr. Mark Segal, Physician at Mount Carmel Health System, will lead the West Side walk.

WHEN:           December 14th, 2013
                        8:30-9:30 a.m.

WHERE:         East Side- Big Walnut Park and Far East Community Center, 1826 Lattimer Dr
                        West Side- Holton Community Center, 303 N. Eureka Ave

DETAILS:      
Columbus Public Health, Walk with a Doc and Mount Carmel Health System are partnering together to offer four signature walking events in the North, South, West, and Far East sides of the city.  Additional support for this initiative is being provided by the Recreation and Parks Department, the YMCA of Central Ohio, Columbus Medical Association Foundation, Institute for Active Living and, Department of Public Safety.

A Mount Carmel Health System physician will start each hour-long walk with a brief talk about a current health topic, and then walk with the group for further discussion.  Walkers can come and walk for as little or as long as they like and all are encouraged to bring a friend.

This is the last walk of the year!  Join us at 8:30 AM, at Big Walnut Park and Far East Community Center, 1826 Lattimer Dr, and Holton Community Center, 303 N. Eureka Ave.  The Mount Carmel Mobile Medical Coach will be at the East Side walk as well.  So far, the West and East Sides have walked 304,021 steps, which is about 152 miles! Come join us- get on your walking shoes, bring a friend, and takes steps to better health!

MORE INFO:             
For more information on Walk with a Doc or specific dates for each site, please visit publichealth@columbus.gov or www.walkwithadoc.org.

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