Walk at Lunch - April 30

March 19, 2014 by Kathy Nellor

It’s time to make plans to participate in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) 8th annual Walk at Lunch Day. This year’s walk is Wed., April 30.

We encourage you to sign up your organization to participate! Walking is an easy and excellent form of exercise for your employees. Many companies work Walk at Lunch Day into their existing wellness programs, while some have used the day to kick-start their wellness initiatives.

In 2013, 85 of 90 respondents of a post-walk survey said Walk at Lunch Day will help their organization or school become a healthier place. That’s what Walk at Lunch Day is all about!

Last year a record 57,000 Nebraskans pledged to walk at lunch. That included employees from 304 organizations, and students and staff from 56 schools.

Please join us this year (again, for those that walk each year) and help us set another record.

Things to know:

  • Visit www.nebraskablue.com/community/national-walk-at-lunch-day/ for more information and to “sign up” yourself or your organization.
  • Sign up right away and give your best estimate on the number of people you think will participate within your organization OR promote the Walk and try to get an accurate head count before signing up. However you want to do it.
  • Use our marketing materials on the website to promote the walk within your organization and recruit walkers.
  • We will again donate money to a health-based organization, yet to be determined. Last year, BCBSNE donated $8,000 to Nebraska Game and Parks for hiking and biking trails. Stay tuned.

Thank you for making Walk at Lunch Day one of Nebraska's most successful healthy events!

Questions?Contact Nate Odgaard at nathan.odgaard@nebraskablue.com.

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