WWAD Co-Branding Sponsor Franciscan Health

This program was created by David Sabgir, M.D., a cardiologist in Ohio. Dr. Sabgir wanted to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and to reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle geared toward improving societal health and well-being.

Our goal is to give patients and their families an opportunity to walk with our fantastic team of medical professionals for one hour one day a week at one of the Franciscan Health locations listed below.  Each physician will begin the walk with a short talk about a topic related to their field. Participants will have access to a few simple screenings and we will track their progress as they continue with the program. A snack and water will be provided. All activities will occur, regardless of weather (unless conditions are deemed dangerous). Updates regarding the program will be provided via email if an address is provided to us.

LOCATIONS:

Franciscan Michigan City

Dates: Wednesdays, June 15 – Aug 10, 2022
Location: Michigan City YMCA, 1202 Spring Street Door K
Time: 5:30 PM CST (Register on-site 5 PM)
Contact: Nila Williams Nila.Williams@franciscanalliance.org or Kathy Workman kworkman@lpymca.org

Franciscan Health Rensselaer

Dates: Tuesdays Sept 13 – Oct 18, 2022
Location: Brookside Park/Weston Cemetery, 900 Block of Bunkum Road
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST (Register on-site 11:45 AM)
Contact: Katie Kent Kathleen.Kent@franciscanalliance.org

Highland
Dates: Wednesdays June 15-July 20, 2022
Location: Wicker Memorial Park – 8554 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland
Start At Outdoor Fitness Area West Gate
Time: 11AM-Noon (Register onsite 10:45 AM)
Contact: Stacy Zembala at stacy.zembala@franciscanalliance.org

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Upcoming Walks:
See the schedule to the left

Lead Physician:
Christopher “Topper” Doehring, Vice President Medical Affairs, Franciscan Health

Contact Information:
Courtney Palmer, Community Health Improvement Coordinator
Courtney.palmer@franciscanalliance.org