Events: Arizona - Phoenix - Scottsdale
- 04.22.2018 - 04.28.2018
- Various - Valleywide
- Health & Wellness Events
Healthy Lifestars, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping today’s youth fight childhood obesity by promoting active, healthy lifestyles at a young age, recently announced the dates for it annual Step-a-Thon. From April 22 through 28, children and adults alike are encouraged to be healthy and active by logging the most steps for one consecutive week. The weeklong event culminates in a “Healthy Hike” up Papago Mountain, 625 N. Galvin Parkway, at 8:00 a.m. on April 28. Funds raised will be used to help combat childhood obesity by supporting underserved children and organizations wishing to join the Healthy LifeStars program.
This virtual step-a-thon can be done by people of all ages anywhere and anytime during the challenge week by logging daily results online. Participation can be done individually or as a team - business, employee wellness groups, families, sororities, doctor’s offices, church clubs, moms’ groups and more are invited to rally together to fight childhood obesity by raising money via the virtual challenge.
Groups and individuals can register for the challenge at www.healthylifestars.org. Participants can use a pedometer or other step-tracking device such as a Fitbit or phone app to track their total daily steps, which they will log into the Healthy LifeStars website each day. Participants can help Healthy LifeStars raise money by asking friends, family, and business to participate with them in the step-a-thon. Prizes will be awarded to the top 25 kids, top 3 adults and the top team to track the most steps during the week of the challenge.
Registration is free for participants 17 and younger and adults 18 and up are only $25, with the first 200 to register receiving a free T-shirt. The first 50 children (17 and under) to register will also receive a free pedometer. For more information or to register, visit www.healthylifestars.org.