Chicago, Illinois

The CEERIAS (Community Engagement for Early Recognition and Immediate Action in Stroke) team wants to ‘”CEERIASLY” help you in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. Come out for “A CEERIAS Walk with the Doc”


WALK WITH A DOC is a FREE walking program for everyone interested in achieving a healthier lifestyle.  What better way to start the New Year, than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improve your general health.

Under the direction of WALK WITH A DOC local area Program Lead, Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD and her healthcare team,  participants will be able to have the opportunity to have their questions answered by her or by other health care specialists while walking a route at your own pace. Walk with a Doc welcomes walkers of all ages and experience levels. All fitness levels are encouraged to spend time with their neighbors, talk with a doctor and take a step toward better health.     The experience begins with a presentation by the Doc. Following the presentation, the doctor will lead a 45 minute walk that is open to all community members.

No  registration is necessary.

Need some reasons to join us? Here are five (5) good reasons to join us!

  1. It reduces stress, helps you relax and improves your energy levels.
  2. Walking works all major muscle groups.
  3. Walking lowers your risk for diseases like heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
  4. Walking does not cause as many injuries as other workouts.
  5. No equipment is needed … just a good pair of walking shoes. You also don’t need a gym membership.

This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by a cardiologist – Dr. David Sabgir –  and has now expanded throughout the country and the CEERIAS team is honored and thrilled to be a part of Walk with a Doc.

You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules.

Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes and walk alone, with friends, a partner or family or with a group. It’s a personal preference. Remember though, we will be WALKING!!!!

Kroc CenterRJKCCC

City and State:
Chicago, IL

Powered By: CEERIAS and its Community Partners
Kroc Center Chicago
YWCA- Metropolitan Chicago

Best Appearance Salon 

Walk Schedules:

Kroc Center

Kick Off: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017
Friday March 10, 2017
Friday April 21, 2017
Friday May 19, 2017
Friday June 23, 2017
Time: 11AM – Noon
Vollmer Road Grove Forest Preserve- Best Appearance Salon

Kick Off: Friday February 10, 2017
Monday February 20, 2017
Monday March 27, 2017
Monday April 10, 2017
Time: 12- 1 pm (Meet at Gazebo)

Homan Square – YWCA

Monday, March 20, 2017
Monday April 17, 2017
Monday May 15, 2017
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Metro Squash & YWCA
Monday, April 3, 2017
Time: 9 -10 am


A CEERIAS WWAD Community Partner: Kroc Center | 1250 W 119th St, Chicago, IL 60643 | Phone: (773) 995-0151 | Meet at Kroc Center

A CEERIAS WWAD Community Partner: Best Appearance Salon (BAS) | 20927 Cicero, Matteson, Illinois | Meet at Vollmer Road Grove Forest Preserve (Gazebo)

A CEERIAS WWAD Community Partner: YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago

A CEERIAS WWAD Community Partner: YWCA and Metro Squash | 6100 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, Illinois


CEERIAS Study Founders:

Shyam Prabhakaran, MD| Board Certified in Neurology | Co- PI  – CEERIAS

Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD |Board Certified in Neurology |Co-PI- CEERIAS

Knitasha Washington, DHA, FACHE | Co- PI – CEERIAS

Contact information:

CEERIAS Website:

Special Links:

American Medical Women’s Association Website

YWCA- Metropolitan Chicago