Walk with a Doc Donate Life Day

WWADOn Saturday, October 4, join Lifeline of Ohio staff, volunteers and supporters as they celebrate the Gift of Life during Walk with a Doc Donate Life Day at Highbanks Metro Park.

Walk with a Doc’s mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and to reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.  Walk with a Doc was created by Dr. David Sabgir, a board-certified cardiologist who practices with Mount Carmel Clinical Cardiovascular Specialists — at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s.  Each week, residents from 35 states around the country gather at local parks and venues to walk together while spending time discussing healthy living and preventive care.

Donate Life Day will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with attendees hearing from a local organ transplant recipient about donation. Participants will get the chance to walk with individuals touched by organ, eye and/or tissue donation, giving them the chance to chat further about donation as well as the impact it can make.

Strap on your walking shoes, invite your friends and family and show your support for organ, eye and tissue donation.

 
Details
8:30 a.m.
Highbanks Metro Park
9466 U.S., 23N
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
*Meet at the Big Meadows picnic area (at the shelter by the playground)*

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