(EFFINGHAM, IL) – Want to enjoy the nice fall weather and our beautiful TREC trail while taking steps to get in shape? Then join HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital at their next monthly “JustWalk™” Walk With a Doc walking program on Saturday, September 21 at 9 a.m., to walk the TREC Trail, starting in the Kingwood Estates subdivision.
At the start of the walk on September 21, there will be a brief talk about sepsis. September is Sepsis Awareness Month, dedicated to educating the public about sepsis, the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threating response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Because sepsis can not only be treated, but prevented, thousands of lives can be saved each year by simply raising awareness of its symptoms.
Following the brief talk, 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 health care providers 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 health care providers 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.