Hospital’s Aug. 13 Walk with a Doc in Bristol
[August 03 2011] -
The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s next Walk with a Doc will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at Rockwell Park in Bristol. It will include a 30-minute walk and health tips from Mary Windels, M.D., vascular surgeon, who will discuss circulation problems and your legs.
Sign-in is at 8:30 a.m. New participants will receive a hat, pedometer and fanny pack; each walker will receive a water bottle.
Walks will continue monthly at area parks through December. Other scheduled walks are Sept. 17 at YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington, where Christina Czyrko, M.D., colorectal surgeon, will discuss high fiber and your health; and Oct. 22 at Mill Pond Park, Newington, where Wanda Kirejczyk, M.D., radiologist, will talk about varicose veins and treatment.
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. Of the nearly 30 hospitals and healthcare systems in the United States and Canada that are part of Just Walk, The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Walk with a Doc program is the largest in terms of overall event participants. Sponsors are Anthem and Pepsi Beverages Company.
To register, or for more information, including possible event cancellation on walk day in case of inclement weather, please visit www.thocc.org/walk-with-a-doc or call 1-877-914-WALK. On walk day, registrants need to present a completed waiver form, available online with registration or on walk day.