Walk with a Doc
May 27th 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Take a step toward better health and help improve the health of our community! Join Walk With A Doc in reducing the risk of cardiac diseases and promoting patient-doctor communication! The walks are free and open to the public. A doctor speaks generally about a particular health issue at the beginning of each walk.
Meet at the Forest Park Visitor’s Center at 9:45; walk begins at 10.
Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. Frustrated with his inability to effect 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.
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. Healthy snacks, coffee and blood pressure checks are also a standard part of a Walk with a Doc event.
For more information, visit walkwithadoc.org
Forest Park Visitor's Center
Meet at the Forest Park Visitor’s Center and walk to the St. Vincent Greenway!
5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63121
Accessible via bike!
Accessible via MetroBus routes 1, 16, 3, 90; you can also use the Forest Park Trolley within the park
Use the Forest Park MetroLink Stop
There is ample parking at the Forest Park Visitor’s Center parking lot