Time To 'Defend The Land' During Cavs-Themed 'Walk With A Doc' On June 7 At Fairgrounds


Walk With A Doc will take on a Cavs theme on June 7, just hours before Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Union Hospital’s popular – and free – community walking program will enable participants to join the Cleveland Cavaliers and take on Stephen Curry, “KD” Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and those dreaded Golden State Warriors just before Game 3 of the NBA Finals on June 7.

“Walk With A Doc,” sponsored by the hospital’s Community Health and Wellness program, moves for the summer to the Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds at Dover on June 7 (Wednesday) at 4:30 p.m. Walkers are encouraged to wear their favorite LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love or any other Cavs’ jersey and gear, and join Dr. James Goff of East Ohio Orthopaedics at Dover for a refreshing walk around the fairgrounds.

Walkers will meet in Cloverleaf Café at the fairgrounds, receive free blood-pressure checks, hear a health-related talk from Dr. Goff and then take in the sights, sounds and smells of the Farmers Market during the walk around the fairgrounds. Get your adrenaline going before the Cavs and Warriors battle that night in Cleveland, too!

The entire event is free, no pre-registration is necessary and the Union Hospital Nutrition Services staff also will provide a free healthy snack and water for walkers. For more details, call (330) 308-3599 or send an e-mail to darrinl@unionhospital.org.

Dr. Goff is an American Board of Family Medicine certified physician with an added qualification in sports medicine. A Stark County native, he has served as the team doctor for numerous high schools. Dr. Goff graduated from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his residency at Aultman Hospital and completed a sports medicine fellowship at Ohio State University.

The Walk With A Doc events will be held the first Wednesday of each month at the Farmers Market through the month of October.

Walk With a Doc is a national non-profit organization with a mission to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country. Future walk dates will be announced by the hospital and on the Walk With a Doc website at http://walkwithadoc.org/our-locations/dover-ohio/.

Other healthcare professionals, public officials and others will be part of upcoming walks.

Information about Union Hospital and all of its services available to the community is available on the hospital website at www.unionhospital.org, and on the hospital’s pages on Facebook and Twitter (@Union_Hospital).


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