Hospital’s Sept. 17 Walk with a Doc in Southington
[August 31 2011] -
The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s next Walk with a Doc will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington. It will include a 30-minute walk and health tips from Christina Czyrko, M.D., colorectal surgeon, who will discuss high fiber and your health.
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. YMCA Camp Sloper is at 1000 East St., Southington.
Walks will continue monthly at area parks through December. Other scheduled walks are Oct. 22 at Mill Pond Park in Newington, where Wanda Kirejczyk, M.D., radiologist, will discuss varicose veins and treatment; and Nov. 5 at Farmington River Trail, Unionville, where P. Davis Smith, M.D., will talk about prevention and treatment of colds, flu.
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.