Members of the Snohomish County Medical Society,
We’re pleased to announce the first Resident Grant Recipient: Kirstin Hansen, MD of the Sea Mar Family Medicine Residency.
Her community project is Walk with a Doc. Join us Saturday, February 29th at 1:00 pm at Jennings Memorial Park in Marysville.
Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. Frustrated with his inability to affect behavior change in the clinical setting, Dr. Sabgir invited his patients to go for a walk with him in a local park on a spring Saturday morning. To his surprise, over 100 people showed up, energized and ready to move. Since that first event in 2005, Walk with a Doc has grown as a grassroots effort, with a model based on sustainability and simplicity. A doctor gives a brief presentation on a health topic and then leads participants on a walk at their own pace.
Our kick- off walk is planned for Saturday February 29th at 1:00 pm, at Jennings Memorial Park in Marysville. We will meet by the main entrance (where the Marysville Parks and Recreation office is).
We hope to see everyone from Snohomish County Medical Society and other organizations at our walk along with your patients! We plan to have monthly walks hosted at Jennings Memorial Park.