(EFFINGHAM, IL) – Want to enjoy the warm weather and our beautiful TREC trail while taking steps to get in shape this summer? Then join HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital at their next monthly “JustWalk™” Walk With a Doc walking program on Saturday, July 20 at 9 a.m., to walk the TREC Trail, starting in the Kingwood Estates subdivision.
At the start of the walk on July 20, there will be a brief talk by a physician on excessive heat illnesses. Excessive heat can be fatal for adults and children alike. If a heat illness strikes you, would you know what to do? Join Walk With a Doc to learn the signs and treatment of heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps. Walkers will then enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk on the TREC trail with HSHS St. Anthony’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ryan Jennings and other physicians who will provide support to the walkers and answer questions during the walk.
The walk takes place on a new part of the TREC Trail, in the Kingwood Estates subdivision, at the end of North Kepley Lane. To access this TREC Trailhead, enter North Kepley Lane on your smartphone map app or GPS, or follow the directions below:
Directions to Kingwood Estates TREC Trailhead from Hwy. 32/22
Take Hwy 32/33 to Louie’s Corner and turn south onto County Road 1000 E/Lake Sara Road. Take Lake Sara Road to the end of the road; at the T, turn left/east onto East 1500th Avenue. Take East 1500th Avenue to Sportsman’s Drive – turn right/south onto Sportsman’s Drive. Take Sportsman’s Drive to East Kingwood Drive; turn left/east onto Kingwood Drive. Stay on Kingwood Drive until North Kepley Lane; turn right/south onto North Kepley Lane and drive to the end of the lane for the parking area for the TREC Trail.
Get your family moving and join the doctors of HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital for a morning walk focused on fun, health and meeting new friends. This is a free program and pre-registration is not required.
Walks are held monthly, on the third Saturday of each month. During the winter months (November through March) and when there is inclement weather, the walks will be held at the Workman Sports and Wellness Complex. In the spring, summer and fall seasons (April through October), the walks will be held at outside locations.
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 are thanks to Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
To learn more about the Walk With a Doc program, visit walkwithadoc.org.