Need a little motivation to get moving? What if the simple act of walking could benefit the American Diabetes Association® and everyone affected by this disease?
Thanks to Fitbit’s FitForGood Challenge, your steps can help us win big to Stop Diabetes®.
Sign up and Fitbit will track your steps from Nov. 9 through Nov. 20. At the end of the challenge, Fitbit will award a total of $1 million to charity. You help decide where the money goes!
Your contribution is easy – and helps you get fit. All you have to do is:
- Visit fitbit.com/fitforgood and and sign up. If you don’t have a Fitbit, you can download the Fitbit app on your phone and use Mobile Track to count your steps.
- Choose the Association as your cause.
- Start walking! Any steps you take between Nov. 9 and Nov. 20 will count toward our total.
- You can earn an additional 1,000 steps each day by sharing your results from the campaign dashboard to Facebook and Twitter.
The organization that logs the most steps wins the first-place prize of $500,000. The charity with the second highest steps will receive $350,000 and the third-place organization will be awarded $150,000. So everyone is a winner!
“I hope you will lace up your walking shoes and join in this friendly competition for a good cause,” said Kevin L. Hagan, the Association’s CEO. “Your steps will make a big difference in the lives of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes.”
Regular physical activity is important for everyone, but it’s especially important for people living with diabetes and those at risk. And remember, research shows that changing our sedentary habits is one of the most effective ways of preventing type 2 diabetes.
Challenge yourself throughout the day. Take the stairs or park at the far end of the parking lot. Find other tips to “Get Fit Don’t Sit!”
Thank you for your support!