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More than 100 walkers in hospital’s Dec. 11 Walk with a Doc

[December 28 2010] - More than 100 walkers participated in The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Dec. 11 Walk with a Doc at Walnut Hill Park, New Britain.

The event included a 30-minute walk and health tips from Robert Borkowski, M.D., a cardiologist, who talked about ways to prevent heart disease. In addition, a food drive was held for the New Britain Food and Resource Center.

The hospital will resume its Walk with a Doc events on April 23, 2011 at Norton Park in Plainville. Participants will receive a free T-shirt, hat, pedometer, water bottle and fanny pack. Previous walks were held in October at YMCA Camp Sloper, Southington; and in November at Farmington River Trail, Unionville. Sponsors are Anthem and Pepsi Beverages Company.

The hospital is the first in New England to join Just Walk, a Walk with a Doc program that hosts free community walks at area parks that are led by a doctor and stress the benefits of exercise while providing health tips.

For more information, please visit www.thocc.org/walk-with-a-doc/ or call 1-877-914-WALK.





Cardiologist Robert Borkowski, M.D. (at front left), led the Dec. 11 Walk with a Doc at Walnut Hill Park, New Britain.