Buzz: Next Walk With a Doc set for Aug. 18. $50,000 grant for Georgia Northwestern’s aviation program from Delta Foundation.

Buzz: Next Walk With a Doc set for Aug. 18. $50,000 grant for Georgia Northwestern’s aviation program from Delta Foundation.


Drew Ware (left) of Cave Spring and Lawrence Peters (right) of Austell in this file photo from the GNTC Aviation Center. Details on grant below.


The next edition of Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, and will feature Harbin Clinic Cardiologist Dr. Himanshu Patel and ENT Dr. Brandon Miller. They’ll give a quick health chat at Bridgepoint Plaza followed by a two-mile walk along Kingfisher Trail.

“At Walk with a Doc, I’m able to get to know my patients and neighbors outside of the office,” says Dr. Patel. “I think the program is a great way to inspire health and wellness in my community.”

Americans are moving less than ever before. Research has shown that a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and more. You can work in some extra steps each day by taking the stairs, parking at the back of the lot and standing when you would normally sit.

Says Dr. Miller: “I think we overlook many opportunities for exercise in our daily routines. Even small changes can add up and lead to a healthier you.”

Walkers should wear comfortable shoes and light clothing to stay safe in the summer heat. Georgia weather can be unpredictable, so check Harbin Clinic’s website, Facebook and Twitter for updates on the event.

The Delta Air Lines Foundation is continuing to prepare and support the future of aviation professionals with grants totaling $350,000 to nine Aviation Maintenance training programs across the U.S. Among the programs receiving $50,000 is Georgia Northwestern Technical College. The grants will allow the programs to enhance their curriculum development, projects and material support, increasing students’ awareness, knowledge and skills of Avionics/Electrical and Composite Structures. “Delta and The Delta Air Lines Foundation are committed to investing in the future of aviation professionals in the local communities where we live, work and serve,” said Tad Hutcheson, Senior Vice President of The Delta Air Lines Foundation. “Knowledge of avionics, electrical systems and composite construction is critical in the aviation industry, and this grant will help better prepare students for their future careers.” Other schools in the Technical College System of Georgia umbrella receiving the grants are

  • Augusta Technical College
  • Central Georgia Technical College
  • Savannah Technical College
  • South Georgia Technical College
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