Fall Walk with Doc…COVID Style is coming soon!
The program will run from September 20th – 30th, Monday to Thursday.
For 18 years, Northern Hearts, a local non-profit organization has been organizing a “Walk with Doc” program during the month of June to encourage healthy and active lifestyles by walking in the evenings with a featured physician. Unfortunately, due to the rapidly evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, it was in the best interest of participants, volunteers and the community to cancel the public event as the health and safety of everyone became the utmost priority. To maintain the original objectives of the Walk with Doc and encourage individuals to keep active, especially during this time, Northern Hearts has created a “Virtual” Walk with Doc program.
The “Virtual” Walk with Doc program will run through the last two weeks of September and will include all of the elements that made the Walk with Doc program a success, such as physician participation, daily walks, and chances to win prizes!
To participate in the “Virtual” Walk with Doc program Northern Hearts has established three virtual platforms (Facebook, Email, and Phone Messaging) where participants can comment and post pictures featuring the walk they went on.
To receive a featured prize from the day, participants will have to demonstrate they have walked that day either by posting a photo or comment on the Northern Hearts Facebook page @NorthernHeartsThunderBay, or emailing a photo and commenting on their walk to email@example.com, they can also call and leave a message on the Northern Hearts phone line; 807-345-2008. Winners will be selected at random throughout the two weeks.
Northern Hearts mission is to promote healthy lifestyles in an attempt to decrease the incidence of heart disease through education and research. It is their hope that the “Virtual” Walk with Doc program will encourage active participation and spread awareness of the physical and emotional benefits of exercise while keeping the health and safety of everyone in mind.