Step Up For Stepping Strong

May 1-30, 2021

Step Up For Stepping Strong

Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation Co-founder Audrey Epstein Reny, daughter Gillian, and her family were among the 3,242 Step Up for Stepping Strong participants in 2020.


Join thousands of participants and 50+ companies in a month-long challenge to take 500 million steps together during May, National Trauma Awareness Month, anywhere in the world!

When the community reaches the steps goal, presenting sponsor Cigna will make a $100,000 donation to The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Participants will receive health, wellness, and nutrition information from Brigham Health and Cigna, and be eligible for weekly drawings for prizes like Dick’s Sporting Goods gift cards and New Balance sneakers.

Established by Boston Marathon bombing survivors, the Stepping Strong Center fuels trauma research and care to benefit civilians and military personnel worldwide who have suffered from the devastation of traumatic injuries.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Corporate Teams NOW!
Benefits: Free for employees, easy to implement, simple to sign-up
Contact Caroline Duncan (ceduncan@bwh.harvard.edu | 617-424-4263)
Individuals Opens April 1

STEP UP IN THE NEWS

Cigna once again steps up and donates $100K to the Stepping Strong Center
In a year when the COVID-19 pandemic has made it challenging to be united, 3,242 participants nonetheless took 555 million collective steps in September during the 2020 Step Up for Stepping Strong challenge. Because the program steps goal was reached, Cigna donated $100K to the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation.

Cigna donates $100K to the Stepping Strong Center for second straight year
Cigna one once again teamed up with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2019 to champion Step Up for Stepping Strong. This year 3,200 volunteers tracked their daily steps in the monthly fitness challenge and when the combined steps total crossed the 300 million mark, Cigna donated $100,00 to The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation.

Cigna keeps challenge promise, donates $100K to Boston hospital center
A fundraiser at Brigham & Women’s Hospital asked supporters to use fitness trackers for month. If they tracked 100 million steps together, Cigna agreed to donate $100,000 to the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation. It’s supporters exceeded their 100 million goal with the final count coming in at more than 200 million steps.

Fitness trackers being considered for hybrid cardiac rehab program
Wearable fitness trackers help people set goals and keep them. Now Brigham and Women’s Hospital is considering them as part of a new hybrid cardiac rehab program.


To learn more about how you can support or be part of the Step Up for Stepping Strong challenge, please contact Caroline Duncan at ceduncan@bwh.harvard.edu or 617-424-4263.