It all started on a leisurely walk one summer morning. Paul Chan, MD, a cardiologist at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, was outside with his young son when they saw a homeless man sleeping on the street.

“Jesse, my then 6-year-old son, asked me about the homeless man throughout the day,” said Dr. Chan. “It was a wake-up call for me. I realized that, although my wife and I have been involved in service throughout our lives, we needed to do a better job communicating those principles to our kids.”

So Dr. Chan decided to take action. Why not do a walk for hunger to raise awareness and tackle one of nature’s most challenging hikes at the same time?

Read the rest of the story on Dr. Chan's annual hike to help fight hunger in Kansas City Medicine: Physician Hikes the Grand Canyon for Charity

Learn more about this year's upcoming hike and how to donate: 11 Years of Walking in the Grand Canyon to Support Sustainable Solutions to Hunger

Dr. Paul Chan, Jesse Chan, Dr. David Wooldridge, and Matt Ungashick at the Grand Canyon North Rim in 2018.

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