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City of Johns Creek and Emory Johns Creek Hospital launch ‘Walk with a Doc’ program

September 24, 2018

The City of Johns Creek and Emory Johns Creek Hospital are encouraging Johns Creek residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Doc (WWAD), a health program that brings doctors and patients together to walk beginning on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. at Newtown Park. The walks will continue on the second Saturday of each month.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the City of Johns Creek to help educate the community about a variety of health topics while getting them moving at the same time,” says Marilyn Margolis, CEO of Emory Johns Creek Hospital. 
“The Walk with a Doc program gives participants a personalized opportunity to ask medical questions in a more casual setting,” says Margolis.
Every walk will feature a different health topic, each selected to provide information and the opportunity for walkers to ask questions one-on-one with the participating physician. The first walk will be hosted by Dr. Maria Piraner, Director, Center for Breast Care at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Coinciding with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Piraner will discuss the importance of breast cancer early detection, prevention, and tips to stay healthy.
“This program supports Johns Creek’s initiative ‘iHeart Johns Creek’ and I am thrilled Emory Johns Creek is providing its expertise to those who will participate,” said Mayor Mike Bodker.  “In general, the residents of our exceptional community maintain a healthy and active lifestyle so I believe this will be well received.”
WWAD is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.
For more information on WWAD please visit www.walkwithadoc.org. For more information about the Johns Creek Walk with a Doc please visit the City of Johns Creek website or the Emory Johns Creek Hospital website.