The 2018 Million Step Challenge Begins.
Year Two of the Million Step Challenge has begun! Thirty-four female are participating in the event, challenged to take 1 million steps in 100 days.
We'll do the math for you: that's 10,000 steps every day!
In May, June, and July, 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, engaging health educators in giving a 30-45 minute health education session, including nutritionists and healthcare provider.
Thanks to Million Step Challenge Sponsor Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina, all patients receive Garmins to track their steps!
“We have been proud supporters of Alliance Medical Ministry for years, and our team is excited to partner with the organization on this year’s Million Step Challenge. The program is yet another way that the Alliance team is fulfilling their mission and building healthy habits in a community we both serve.” - Jim Kay, Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina
Each of the teams are led by an Alliance patient, including four participants of the Million Step Challenge in 2017, Maryse, Michelle, Teresa, and Ana.
Flor Lopez heads up another team, and is making it fun by leading group chats through the Garmin app and issuing group challenges.
Alliance dressed up for the Kick-Off Dinner for the Million Step Challenge, offering fresh veggies, hummus, sandwiches and salads.
We'll look forward to following the walkers as they take steps toward their goal!