Good evening! Thank you for joining us for Walk with a Doc Newsletter – Under The Lights Edition.
Can you find a pattern in these bullet points?
The reason that thousands of medical students around the world can launch Walk with a Future Doc at no cost.
Arlene Rucker – a very special volunteer. For years, Arlene has been going to multiple walks all around Columbus even at the same time. She drops off blood pressure cuffs, granola bars, fruit at one then drives across town (20 miles) to the other and comes back. Then she brings us cakes. ;)
Bem Estar – Dr. Slay (Sao Paulo)
working with Angela Pontual at Globo TV
on a piece filmed today and will be shown to 60,000,000 Brazilians, shortly (yes, we like seeing all the zeroes).
Dr. Joan Dorn PhD
– The previous head of the CDC’s Physical Activity branch but more importantly to us, the national face and voice of Walk with a Future Doc
. Joan is doing that interview in Harlem today with Globo.
Bet you figured it out. jic, here’s a couple more clues…
Kristin Sabgir (CSO)- Dealt with 10s of thousands of WWAD-oriented conversations since 2004 and has been wwad’s curbside attorney, psychologist, chef, counselor, advisor, walking partner, voice of reason, and best friend. Chief Supporting Officer.
– Our beyond description COO. I ran out of superlatives 4 years ago. Now, I just say thank you, smile, and smh.
Dr. Saray Stancic, Ms. Marcia Machado – the two women responsible for adocumentary
that we believe can change America. Oh yeah, their film editor responsible for cutting 300 hours of film down to 90 mins. She is amazing too.
Reva, Bev, Kathryn, Liz, Jessica, and (Bryan) – These six people have spent countless hours outside of 8-5 racking their brain on how to make America healthier.
I’m sure you found the pattern now.
– our CNN connection responsible for the piece that led to well over 700 physicians engaging with us.
Debra Heater – our primary TMA
liaison since the beginning. Lisa Stark Walsh equally responsible for 65 Walk with a Doc’s throughout the great state of Texas.
I have to mention, Steve Levine (VP, TMA Communications), my friend who constantly sends me great, appropriate articles like this one
Steve is a man. Just like Bryan.
Janet Meeks and Unhee Kim – The two successive presidents of our Westerville, OH hospital that had/have enough faith in us to provide the space and the room to scale this thing.
In short, Walk with a Doc across the world exists because of, and sits on the shoulders of, incredibly strong women. Hundreds of whom are not mentioned on this list.
Now, I’m going to go give my wife a hug and thank her for vacuuming, getting dinner ready, and cleaning the kitchen while I wrote the newsletter.
Ooooohhh…SNAP! He must be in a whole world of trouble!