On April 19, our CEO Gary Reedy and other CEOs across the country participated in our first ever CEOs fitness challenge – Fit2BeCancerFree.
CEOs Against Cancer chapter members were invited to participate in this one-day virtual fitness challenge to inspire healthy and active lifestyles within the workplace. The challenge was also designed to help corporate leaders build awareness, lead by example, and make a measurable difference in saving lives from cancer.
CEOs and executive leaders tracked their steps using a step tracking device donated by Garmin. Real-time updates were posted throughout the day on a live leaderboard.
David Rainey, a Board member from Stone Energy Corporation, took first place in the challenge. Rainey logged an impressive 64,719 steps for a total distance of 32 miles! For all you step trackers out there, you know how hard it can be to get the recommended 10,000 steps in a day. Congratulations to David!
Right behind him was Wendy Perry, managing director for Merck in Puerto Rico, logging 59,655 steps and 27 miles.
In total, Fit2BeCancerFree participants logged 658,883 steps for a total distance of 322 miles!
Leaders at many of the companies – like Boehringer Ingleheim in New England, Minor League Baseball in Florida, ION in California, and Triple-S in Puerto Rico – held events to encourage staff to increase their physical activity during the workday.
In addition to inspiring healthy and active lifestyles, the Fit2BeCancerFree challenge was also a fundraising opportunity. Each participant made a $2,500 donation to the American Cancer Society.
PHOTOS: The large top photo shows staff in Atlanta taking a walk-break with Gary. Pictured in the small photo is Bobby Garcia, president and chief executive officer of Triple-S Management Corporation with Triple-S employees.