(EFFINGHAM, IL) – With March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, why not do something good for your colon and get some exercise? The National Cancer Institute suggests that substantial evidence exists that higher levels of physical activity are linked to lower risks of several cancers, including colon cancer.
Join HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital at their next monthly “JustWalk™” Walk With a Doc walking program on Saturday, March 17 at 9 a.m. at the at the Richard E. Workman Sports and Wellness Complex. Walkers should meet in the lobby of the complex. To participate in this Walk With a Doc event, you do not have to be a member of the Workman Sports Complex.
Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk on the walking track with Ryan Jennings, MD, St. Anthony’s Chief Medical Officer, and other health care professionals, who will provide support to the walkers and answer questions during the walk. There will be a brief presentation by a physician prior to the walk.
This is a FREE program and pre-registration is not required. Walks will be held monthly, on the third Saturday of each month. During the winter months (November through March) and when there is inclement weather, the walks will be held at the Workman Sports and Wellness Complex. In the spring, summer and fall seasons (April through October), the walks will be held at outside locations.
For cases of inclement weather, please check the hospital’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StAnthonysMemorialHospital or listen to local radio stations for notices about cancellation or changes in location.
“Walk With a Doc” was created by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist who practices at Mount Carmel Health Systems in Columbus, OH and he has been walking every weekend since 2005. The expansion and support of the program is thanks to Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
***Press release courtesy of HSHS St Anthony’s Memorial Hosptial***