This summer, ms employees and their spouses put their fitbits to the test during our annual Fitbit Challenge. With a lofty goal of stepping over 100,000,000 steps in just 8 short weeks, ms-ers took to the roads and trails, stepping up for heart health.
During the 2017 Fitbit Challenge, ms consultants partnered with The American Heart Association (AHA) to raise awareness about heart health. Our employees were motivated every step of the eight-week journey by the $10,000 AHA donation when they reached the 100,000,000 step goal! Unfortunately, ms-ers fell just short of the goal but still stepped over 42,000 miles! Even though the goal was not met, ms understands the importance of heart health and the work done by AHA. To continue the commitment to the American Heart Association, ms gave the $10,000 prize donation in honor of our employee’s hard work.
COMPANYWIDE WALK DAY
This year we introduced a new initiative to our annual Fitbit Challenge – a companywide walk day. On July 28th each office organized a walk for the challenge participants, allowing them to get some fresh air, have fun, and earn a few extra steps in honor of The American Heart Association!
CONGRATULATIONS RUNNERS AND WALKERS
We would like to extend our congratulations to all of this year’s Fitbit Challenge participants and an extra special congratulations to all of the challenge winners below!
TOP OVERALL STEPPER
Shawn Park – 1,251,090 steps
RACING RIGHT ATRIUMS (Columbus 1)
Jim Bednar – 1,168,294
Ann Boysko – 1,083,303
Michael Kenney – 909,093
SPEEDY LEFT ATRIUMS (Columbus 2)
David Oros – 915,108
Elizabeth Pardi – 881,853
Joe Fullen – 833.284
SPRINTING RIGHT VENTRICLES (Youngstown, Akron, Indianapolis)
Samuel Ranno – 1,097,041
Craig Mulichak – 887,108
Doug McBride – 819,313
STEPPING LEFT VENTRICLES (Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Raleigh)
Shawn Park – 1,251,090
Michael Borgel – 1,206,634
Travis Potts – 1,039,610
ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans today. The American Heart Association, founded in 1924, is working with a network of over 22.5 million volunteers to fund research, create stronger public health policies and provide critical information and education to the public. Over its lifetime, The American Heart Association has given more than $4 billion to research. This has funded the work of 13 Nobel Prize winners and many lifesaving research advances including the first artificial heart valve, cholesterol-lowering drugs, heart transplants, and CPR techniques.
Want to get involved with The American Heart Association? Check out their website here. Or sign up to volunteer here.
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