Step Up for Stepping Strong


In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and in a shared effort to help keep our communities safe, Brigham and Women’s Hospital has decided to postpone our annual Step Up For Stepping Strong challenge originally scheduled to take place May 1-30. We are working on a new date for the program and exploring the possibility of September to coincide with the Boston Marathon.  Your company representative will notify you when the new program dates are finalized.

For more information about the Brigham’s COVID-19 response, please visit our
resource page to get answers to frequently asked questions about the virus and learn ways you can help our efforts.


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 Lauren Maguire at or 617-424-4318.