Last night we kicked off AMM’s third annual Million Step Challenge! Thirty four participants are challenged to reach 1 million steps over the course of 100 days.
We'll do the math for you: that's about 10,000 steps every day!
In April, May, and June, walkers will "get their steps in" by issuing challenges to each other, planning group walks, and coming to Alliance for our Walk with a Doc program.
Garden & Wellness Coordinator Jesse Crouch is hosting a 1.3 mile group walk twice each month at Alliance. The Million Step Challenge also engages it’s walkers by encouraging participation in our healthy topics discussions. Identified health educators, including nutritionists and healthcare providers, will give various 30-45 minute health education sessions throughout the program.
Thanks to Million Step Challenge Sponsor Fleet Feet, all patients receive Garmins to track their steps!
Alliance had a full house for the Kick-Off Dinner for the Million Step Challenge. The participants had the evening to get to know each other, team build, and strategize for the next few months. The group also listened to some encouraging words from both Dr. Joyner and Jesse while enjoying some fresh veggies, hummus, sandwiches and salads.
We'll look forward to following the walkers as they take steps toward their goal!