KentuckyOne Health and the Mayor's Healthy Hometown Movement kickoff Walk with a Doc events | Events
From KentuckyOne Health
LOUISVILLE, KY - KentuckyOne Health and the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement are teaming up this summer to get Louisville area residents to Walk With a Doc.
On Saturday, May 18, KentuckyOne will kick off monthly Walk With a Doc events at Iroquois Park with Mayor Greg Fischer and LaQuandra Nesbitt, M.D., Louisville Metro director of Public Health and Wellness. A health fair with information booths and a number of free screenings will be available to include body mass index, grip strength, glucose check, cholesterol check, pulmonary test, skin cancer check, blood pressure and (private) prostate screening.
Walk with a Doc is a nationwide program that works to empower patients to improve their health through physical activity, exercising side-by-side with their healthcare providers. Walkers have the opportunity to learn about important health topics, ask medical questions in an informal manner and receive free blood pressure screenings, refreshments and giveaways. To help make walking a habit, people who participate in at least three walk events receive a Walk With a Doc tech shirt.
Walk With a Doc events will take place at 10 a.m. every second Saturday of the month at the Egg Lawn in Beckley Creek Park at The Parklands; every third Saturday of the month at Iroquois Park at the shelter near the Amphitheater; and every fourth Saturday of the month at Shawnee Park at the Southwestern Parkway entrance parking lot.
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