BRADFORD, PA – Anyone looking to make the most of the remaining summer weather should mark their calendars for Thursday, September 7 for the September Walk with a Doc event. The event is hosted by Bradford Regional Medical Center (BRMC) and the Guidance Center (TGC) and will take place at Richard E. McDowell Trail on Campus Drive, starting at 5pm.
The walk is free and open to everyone. The event is coordinated through a partnership between the Guidance Center and BRMC. The providers that will be leading the walk this month are from Upper Allegheny Health System’s (UAHS) orthopedics and sports medicine practices. Kent Costello, PA-C, and Sarah Heidler, PA-C, will be educating participants on the topic of hip fractures before the walk.
If interested, please register at walkwithadoc.org/Ewaiver.
An alternate indoor location has been reserved for the event in the case of inclement winter weather. The location is the University of Pitt at Bradford Fitness Center located at 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA 16701. Any changes in the location will be announced on the Walk with a Doc Bradford Facebook Page the day of the event.
About the Guidance Center:
The Guidance Center (TGC) is located in Northwest Pennsylvania and offers a wide variety of community based behavioral health, prevention, education and crisis services to individuals of all ages. Established in 1984 and serving over 6,000 individuals per year, TGC employs a staff of approximately 200. The majority of services are based in McKean County with some specialized programs offered in seven neighboring counties.
About Bradford Regional Medical Center:
BRMC is a member of Kaleida Health, Buffalo, NY, and part of the Upper Allegheny Health System, which includes Olean General Hospital. Founded in 1887, Bradford Regional Medical Center is an acute care community hospital that also has a 95-bed skilled nursing facility (The Pavilion), and a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient behavioral health program, including one of the few dual diagnosis units in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York.
About Walk with a Doc:
Walk with a Doc (WWAD) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire communities through movement and conversation with physician-led walking groups. Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by David Sabgir, MD, a board-certified cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. To learn more, go to the Walk with a Doc website.
Photo Caption: Kent Costello, PA-C, and Sarah Heidler, PA-C, orthopedics and sports medicine providers at UAHS will be leading this September Walk with a Doc event.