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Hartford HealthCare’s May 19 Walk with a Doc at Sperry Park, Avon

New Britain [May 08 2012] - Hartford HealthCare’s next Walk with a Doc will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at Sperry Park, Avon. It will include a 30-minute walk and health tips from Steven Zweibel, M.D., cardiologist/electrophysiologist, who will discuss Irregular Heartbeats & Quality of Life.

Sign-in is at 8:30 a.m. New participants will receive a hat and pedometer; each walker will receive a water bottle. Sperry Park is on Simsbury Road in Avon. Event host is Hartford Hospital.

Walks will continue on a monthly basis through December among varied Hartford HealthCare affiliates. On June 16, MidState Medical Center will host a walk at Farmington Canal Linear Park, Cheshire, where Walt Kupson, D.O., an urgent care physician, will discuss preventing Lyme disease. The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) will host a July 21 walk at Rockwell Park, Bristol, where dermatologist Christopher Norwood, M.D., will talk about sunscreens and sun safety.

In 2010, HOCC was the first hospital 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 doctors and stress the benefits of exercise while providing health tips. Starting this year, Walk with a Doc is a Hartford HealthCare systemwide program. Other Hartford HealthCare entities involved in the walk program are Doctors of Central Connecticut, Hartford Medical Group and MidState Medical Group. Sponsors are Anthem and HPC Foodservice.

Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by a cardiologist in Ohio. There are more than 60 active Walk with a Doc sites, including in Abu Dhabi, Canada and India.

To register, or for more information, please visit the Hartford HealthCare website or call 1-877-914-WALK.

Contact: Kimberly Gensicki, 860-224-5900, X6507

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