Doctor walks from Miller Park to Wrigley Field to raise awareness of patient, health worker safety

MILWAUKEE -- A doctor walked from Milwaukee's Miller Park to Wrigley Field in Chicago to raise awareness for the Patient Safety Movement Foundation.

Dr. Dave Mayer is the CEO of that foundation.

His goal is to underscore the importance of keeping health workers as safe as possible -- something that should be top of mind during the coronavirus pandemic.

"The big reason I'm walking is to raise awareness about patient safety and health care safety," said Dr. Mayer. "People don't understand that preventable medical harm for patients and caregivers is third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer today."

Mayer planned to walk a total of 3,000 miles for this cause.

He arrived at Wrigley Field on Sunday, July 12.