Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. Frustrated with his inability to affect behavior change in the clinical setting, Dr. Sabgir invited his patients to go for a walk with him in a local park on a spring Saturday morning. To his surprise, over 100 people showed up, energized and ready to move, and there are now 20 walks in Columbus, alone!
Since that first event in 2005, Walk with a Doc has grown as a grassroots effort with a model based on sustainability and simplicity. A doctor gives a brief presentation on a health topic and then leads participants on a walk at their own pace. The reach of Walk with a Doc now extends all around the globe with over 500 chapters worldwide, including Walk with a Future Doc chapters led by medical students!
Until now, there was no walk with WWAD in Birmingham, now there are two! Dr. Gudel leads a walk at Crestwood Park, on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 2pm. Dr. Dawn Woods leads the second walk at the Pinson Valley Recreational Center track on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 2pm.
Walking was recognized by the Surgeon General of the United States of America as one of the single most important things we can do for our health. Will you join us in making health and happiness accessible for all?
Please check the walk website as it is updated frequently!