Promoting America Walks

Meet David Sabgir!

1005514174 Dr David Sabgir walks his dog Mudge as he talks with nine year old Sophia Sturiano during the “Walk with a Doc” program at High Banks Metro Park on Saturday April 23. Photo by Lorrie Cecil/ ThisWeek Community News

We’re thrilled by the depth and breadth of experience that makes up our board of directors and hope you’ll enjoy learning a bit more about these thoughtful, insightful walking advocates.

1. What’s your day job and how do you think your professional experience fits in with the mission of America Walks?

I practice cardiology full time and act as CEO of Walk with a Doc. I’ve spent the last 15 years working with my teammates to encourage/facilitate our great medical professionals start Walk with a Doc in their communities.

2. In a sentence or less, describe why walking matters to you.

 I’m convinced it is the best thing we can do for health and well-being, by far.

3. Name one thing anyone can do to make their community more walkable.

Start a walking group.

4. What’s your favorite place to walk?

Around my neighborhood (with my wife and pups).

5. If you could go for a walk with any living person, who would it be?

My wife and if she’s not available, President Obama