(EFFINGHAM, IL) – HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is offering multiple opportunities to “Walk With a Doc” in June.
The first opportunity is the next monthly “JustWalk™ Walk With a Doc” event on Saturday, June 17 at 9 a.m. at the TREC Trail.  Walkers should meet in the Effingham Performance Center parking lot. For those unable to walk on the trail, a doctor will be available to walk with walkers in the EPC parking lot. Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with Ryan Jennings, MD, St. Anthony’s Chief Medical Officer, and other health care professionals, who will provide support to the walkers and answer questions during the walk. There will be a brief presentation by a physician prior to the walk.
The second opportunity is during Senior Day at the Ballard Nature Center on Monday, June 19.  HSHS St. Anthony’s is participating with the Ballard Nature Center by having a “Walk With a Doc” at 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Walkers can join area physicians in enjoying the Ballard Nature Center’s beautiful trails. Dr. Ryan Jennings will give a brief presentation prior to the walk.  For more information about Senior Day at the Ballard Nature Center, visit their Facebook page.
“Walk With a Doc” is a FREE program and pre-registration is not required. For cases of inclement weather, please check the hospital’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StAnthonysMemorialHospital or listen to local radio stations for notices about cancellation or changes in location.
“Walk With a Doc” was created by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist who practices at Mount Carmel Health Systems in Columbus, OH and he has been walking every weekend since 2005. The expansion and support of the program is thanks to Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
To learn more about the Walk With a Doc program, visit walkwithadoc.org.

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