A run that’ll keep everyone fit when all the resting and training is done
Global Hospitals, Mumbai, a multi super specialty tertiary care hospital recently conducted one of its kind Walkathon on February 11th, 2018. A well renowned Nephrologist, Dr. Bharat Shah, commenced and flagged off the prestigious challenge with due participation of his patients from all age groups to promote Organ donation and spreading awareness on its significance. This walk served as a springboard for the patients who’ve recovered to come out of their shells.
Mumbai’s Shivaji Park saw all grins and sweat as more than 30 individuals took an interest in the primary version of this walkathon on Sunday. The highlight of this walk was the competitive spirit that all the patients from different age groups exhibited.
Dr. Bharat Shah, Director – Renal Sciences, Global Hospitals, Mumbai, said, “The intention of starting of this walkathon was to create a buzz about health, fitness and the importance of organ donation. There is something about walking that makes it addictive and commands attention; we would focus on maintaining this consistency and to take up inspiration for some regular physical activity.”
Rajashree Menon, India Representative – Walk with a Doc, commented, “The need for this initiative in India which is home to a large number of people with hypertension, diabetes and several other lifestyle related disorders. We are thrilled with the doctor’s enthusiastic responses to Walk with a Doc program, leading walk chapters OneSunday morning every month. We have created five walk communities in Mumbai in a short time, taking nearly 1,20,000 steps together in one walk; 12,00,000 (12 lac) steps till now.”
Dr. David Sabgir, MD FACC, Founder of Walk with a Doc, said, “We, in the United States, are aware of the well renowned Global Hospitals. It is a distinct honor for us at Walk with a Doc to partner with this great system that takes care of close to 400,000 people a year. We have seen Walk with a Doc transform 100’s of communities around the United States and many other countries. Thanks to our exceptional leader in India, Rajashree Menon, we are working on dramatically reducing stroke, heart disease, diabetes and more in 5 communities (in a very short time)!”