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'Walk with a Doc' Program Launches in Missoula

February 2, 2017View for printing

Community members are invited to trek a 2-mile expanse of the Milwaukee Trail as part of Community Cancer Care and Prevention Center's Missoula "Walk with a Doc" program. The program launches at noon Tuesday, Feb. 14, and will continue every Tuesday through May.

Each week, a different local doctor will provide a 15-minute presentation on a timely health topic and will participate in the walk while addressing any questions posed by walkers.

"Walk with a Doc" is a national program started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. Frustrated with his inability to affect behavior change in the clinical setting, Sabgir invited his patients to go for a walk with him in a local park on a spring Saturday morning. To his surprise, over 100 people showed up, energized and ready to move. "Walk with a Doc" has grown as a grassroots effort with a model based on sustainability and simplicity.
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