Hart’s, URMC team up for “Walk with a Doc” event on Jan. 24

January 12, 2015

Dr. Geoffrey Williams will share insight about heart health.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — On Saturday, January 24 at 10 a.m., Hart’s Local Grocers will be hosting a “Walk with a Doc” event. Dr. Geoffrey Williams from the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Healthy Living Center will be speaking about “How to Stay Hart Healthy,” covering ways to reduce cardiovascular disease risk.

Dr. Williams will speak for 30 minutes in the Hart’s café. Following the talk, he will lead participants on a 30-minute walk through the East End neighborhood, and will field questions from the group.

“Not only are we proud to connect Rochesterians to the region’s greatest foods, we’re delighted to have Dr. Williams join us and offer tips on living a healthier lifestyle,” said Colleen Griffin-Underhill, Hart’s General Manager.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations necessary. For more information, please call (585) 521-4278.

About Walk with a Doc
Walk with a Doc is a free, year-round walking program that operates in communities across America and abroad. It is hosted by local physicians in public spaces, and everyone is welcome. Its mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle, which will improve the health and well-being of the country.

About Hart’s Local Grocers
Hart’s Local Grocers is a locally owned and independent full-service food retailer. The store is located in the heart of the East End occupying 20,000-square-feet of the two-story brick building at 10 Winthrop St., located between the Little Theatre and Restaurant 2Vine. Hart’s mission is to build community, delight the senses, and connect Rochesterians to the region’s greatest foods. This traditional neighborhood market offers city residents local and fresh meat, dairy, produce, and baked goods alongside national brands.

About URMC’s Healthy Living Center
The Healthy Living Center is part of the URMC Center for Community Health, which has joined forces with the Rochester community and the region to improve health and eliminate health inequalities through research, education and service. The Healthy Living Center helps individuals improve their health by making meaningful and lasting changes in their lifestyle and behavior. Through individual counseling and group support, the Center helps people lose weight, maintain weight loss, improve diet and nutrition, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, reduce stress and stop smoking.

Attention Media
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Media Contacts
Trevor Eckart, Hart’s Communications Supervisor
(585) 521-4278 x205

Karin Gaffney Christensen, URMC Public Relations
(585) 275-1311

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