Step Up for Stepping Strong


Join the Greater Boston community and 50+ local companies in a month-long challenge to take 500 million steps together during the month of September.

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.  All participants will receive health, wellness, and nutrition information from Brigham Health and Cigna, and be eligible for weekly drawings for prizes like Fitbits and Dick’s Sporting Goods gift cards.

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.

Step Up for Stepping Strong is expected to proceed as planned during this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19. This digital steps challenge enables participation from anywhere and on an individual basis and we hope the positive impact you will make in helping civilian and military trauma patients may help alleviate the anxiety some may be feeling.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Download the mobile app or view on the web*
    If prompted, input our organization code: STEPUP20
    Confirm you’re signing up as part of the “Brigham and Women’s Hospital” group
  2. Create an account (name, email, username)
  3. Connect your fitness tracker or directly to the health app on your phone
    Scroll down to the “Your Groups” section of the dashboard
    Check the “Upcoming” tab to make sure you see “Step Up for Stepping Strong”
    If you don’t, click the green “Join a group” button
  4. Select the “Join a team” button and find your company to participate! **

*After signup via the web, please download the MoveSpring app on your mobile device, login to your account, and connect your fitness tracker or health app on your phone

**If you’re joining as a general user and not part of a company team, please join the Brigham and Women’s Hospital team

Have questions or need support?  Checkout the FAQ HERE or contact MoveSpring at


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 or 617-424-4263.