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NHCH Invites Community to Walk-With-A-Doc

January 2, 2018, 11:29 AM HST
* Updated January 2, 4:01 PM
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North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital and The Queen’s Health Systems Native Hawaiian Health Program invite community members to start the year off right with a one-hour walk on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.

North Hawai‘i Community Hospital. Courtesy photo.

Doctor Natalie Kehau Kong, a primary care physician at North Hawai‘i Health & Wellness, will start the walk with a brief talk on a current health issue facing Native Hawaiians and many others in our community.

The walking program is part of the worldwide Walk-With-A-Doc program to encourage physical activity among people of all ages.

Walk-With-A-Doc, in place since 2005, has over 300 chapters worldwide, including three in Hawai‘i.

The walks will be held every Saturday from 8 to 9 a.m. starting on Jan. 6. Walkers will meet at 8 a.m. at Pukalani Stables located at Pukalani Street and Ala ʻŌhiʻa Road in Kamuela.

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Walkers with health concerns are asked to check with their primary care provider before walking. No sign-up is required; participants are asked to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring an umbrella, as the walk with be held regardless of weather.

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For more information, call Liana Honda at North Hawai‘i Community Hospital at (808) 881-4432 or email [email protected].

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