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Postby dianeme » Mon May 30, 2005 05:49 am

by dianeme (17 Posts), Mon May 30, 2005 05:49 am

I recently attended the walk a thon here in the Philadelphia area. It was great.

You all may not know it, but Philly was historically the major center of medical learning and practice, starting with the first hospital in the US. I was thinking a walk through the city to each of the major hospitals would be a great attention getter wiht a big group. The walk could start and end at Independence Hall, which is close to that first US hospital - about 5 blocks. There are at least 4 major teaching hospitals in town and all can be walked between.

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Re : walking

Postby jillmushet » Mon May 30, 2005 10:16 am

by jillmushet (860 Posts), Mon May 30, 2005 10:16 am

Dear Diane:

Welcome to the forum. I'm glad that the Philly walk was a success. It's wonderful that it inspired you!

Your idea is fantastic. One of the goals of the PF is to educate the medical community. A great first step is to be visible. Your idea is suited to this so well.

On the practical side, there is a lot of work involved doing a major walk on the streets of a large city. This in not meant to discourage you, but to encourage you to start planning early. (I am now in the process of planning next year's WAT in Phoenix. I'm finding out that a year of planning is about what it takes. I'm glad that we had a "small" walk of 70 people this year. We learned a lot the first time around.)

Love your idea. Please write Jaime Nolan(grace04) with questions about WAT planning details. Let me know if there is anything I can personally help you with.

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Re : walking

Postby kdreher » Mon May 30, 2005 04:43 pm

by kdreher (2482 Posts), Mon May 30, 2005 04:43 pm

Diane,
HI..I was there with you in Philly - with Joanne. I know Joanne is still on board w/ planning a walk next year...you can email me and I'll give you her address.

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Re : walking

Postby jillmushet » Mon May 30, 2005 08:30 pm

by jillmushet (860 Posts), Mon May 30, 2005 08:30 pm

Kris, thank you for responding to Diane! It sounds like Philly has a lot of energy for the '06 WAT!

Also, one thing that I'd like to make clear is that ALL of the walks were successes. Many people, myself included, stepped out of their comfort zone to coordinate walks across the country! These inaugural Walks exceeded everyone's expectations as we raised well over $40,000!!

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