Chicago, Illinois

According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact and easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?

Walk with a Future Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare provider or medical student, 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.

The Walk with a Doc program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the world. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Our walking groups are a safe, fun, and FREE place to get some steps, learn about health, and meet new friends.

City and State:
Chicago, Illinois

Upcoming Walks:
Walking every Thursday at 6:00 PM beginning August 26, 2021! Click here to register for our chapter. 

Meeting location: 
Standing Lincoln Monument – East of the History Museum, Enter near the intersection of W. North Blvd & N. Dearborn St., approximately 44 W North Ave. The sculpture is south of LaSalle and north of North and Dearborn

1686 E Hayes Dr, Chicago, IL 60649 (Intersection of E. Hayes Dr. & S. Cornell Dr.)

Walk Leaders:
Karen Sheehan, MD, Pediatrics
Alan Soetikno, Future Doc
Veronica Jierong Zheng, Future Doc

Contact Information:

Thank You:
This program made possible with donations from the Dr. Sommer Scholarship!