Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines

Welcome to the Walk Chapter – Transforming Lives, One Step at a Time!

Embark on a journey to a healthier and happier you with our innovative Walk with a Doc program. We believe in the power of walking not just as a physical activity but as a holistic approach to overall well-being. Join us in this exciting venture as we lace up our shoes, hit the pavement, and stride towards a healthier lifestyle. Let’s take a stroll down the path of history to discover the roots of this inspiring initiative.

How It All Began: A Vision for Healthier Communities

The Walk with a Doc program was conceived with a simple yet profound vision: to create a space where healthcare professionals and community members could come together, step outside the confines of clinical walls, and embark on a journey towards improved health. Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist, initiated the first Walk with a Doc event in 2005 in Columbus, Ohio. Fueled by a desire to make a tangible impact on the health of his patients and community, Dr. Sabgir envisioned a program that would promote physical activity, encourage healthy lifestyle choices, and foster meaningful connections between healthcare providers and the people they serve.

Walking with Purpose:

From its humble beginnings in Ohio, Walk with a Doc has evolved into a global movement, with chapters spanning across continents. Thousands of healthcare providers and community members have embraced the program, making it a symbol of proactive health management and community empowerment. The idea is simple: doctors lead walks in local parks or communities, providing an opportunity for individuals to engage in physical activity while gaining valuable health insights from medical experts. This unique blend of exercise and education not only promotes better health but also strengthens the bonds within communities.

Why Walk with Us?

1. Scientifically Proven Benefits
Walking is more than just a physical exercise; it’s a lifestyle choice backed by extensive research. According to the American Heart Association, incorporating walking into your daily routine can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Regular walking has been linked to lower blood pressure, improved cholesterol levels, and enhanced cardiovascular health. The American College of Lifestyle Medicine also underscores the numerous health benefits of walking, from weight management to stress reduction.

2. Community Support
Walking is more enjoyable when done in the company of like-minded individuals. Our Walk Chapter provides a supportive community where you can connect with others who share your commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Together, we create an environment that fosters motivation, accountability, and lasting friendships.

3. Expert Guidance
Our Walk with a Doc program is not just about putting one foot in front of the other. We bring medical professionals on board to guide you on your journey. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare professional, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking. Walk your own pace and distance. Your steps are not just steps; they are steps towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Join Us on the Path to Wellness!

Are you ready to take the first step towards a healthier, more vibrant life? Join our Walk Chapter today and experience the transformative power of walking with a purpose.

Check our event calendar for upcoming walks, and let’s stride together towards a healthier future. Whether you’re a seasoned walker or taking your first steps towards a healthier lifestyle, Walk with a Doc welcomes you to join our journey.

Remember, every step you take is a step towards a healthier you. Discover the joy of walking with purpose – join Walk with a Doc today!

City and State:
Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines

Upcoming Walks:
Walking on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 5:30 AM beginning February 14, 2024!

Walk Location:
New Washington Plaza

Click here to sign the waiver before your 1st walk. Our chapter number is 25112

Lead Physician:
Lady Marie Oczon, MD

Contact Information:

Thank You:
This program made possible thanks to our Generous Donors!