New Program “Walk With a Doc” Sees Good Turnout, Looks to Keep Growing

COLUMBUS – Walk With a Doc kicked off it’s first event  in Columbus on Tuesday, and saw a good turnout while avoiding area storms.

The night was dry for attendees of the inaugural monthly event that took place around Lake Esther. Dr. Luke Lemke says Walk With a Doc has several chapters around the nation, and says they hope it will provide a good resource for those who want to find new ways to get active.

“Basically what we are trying to do is get different providers to come out and walk for an hour with their patients or whoever wants to show up. So we had about 50 people show up tonight for a first one. It’s really, really exciting.

Occupational Health Services Director Danielle Frewing says this event fits right inline with their goal of promoting proactive health.

“This is an awesome way to get people out into the community. It’s at no charge. Getting out and walking. Developing camaraderie  with your neighbors, friends, people you’ve never even met before, and just developing a sense of community,” says Frewing.

The events will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

June 17th Castner’s Crossing

August 21st meeting in front of Memorial Stadium at Pawnee Park

September 18th Lake Esther

October 16th 1C Field House

November 20th 1C Field House

December 18th 1C Concrete Gym

January 15th 1C Wood Gym

February 19th 1C Wood Gym

March 19th US 30 Center Mall

April 16th meeting in front of Memorial Stadium at Pawnee Park