On Friday, October 7, Story Medical participated in a culture-changing, groundbreaking, world-record-attempt walk! To kick off Iowa’s goal of becoming the healthiest state in the nation by 2016, Iowans from all 99 counties participated in simultaneous 1k walks at noon that day.
In addition to changing the lifestyles of millions of Iowans, Story Medical also participated in competing for the world record for the largest simultaneous 1k walk ever. With 231,635 walkers, the reigning champion was Canada. To unseat them, more than 290,000 Iowans logged their walk and broke the record!
To help achieve that goal, Story Medical held our own 1k walks at Story Medical over the lunch break. The walk itself only took about 12 minutes, but it was a fun 12 minutes! Over 50 employees and friends of Story Medical walked together.
Story Medical hosted three walks: Story Medical South Campus Walk had 23 walkers, Story Medical Clinic – Zearing had 21 walkers, and nine employees walked at the North Campus.
Although the Start Somewhere Walk is over, it’s never a bad idea to take a few minutes out of your day to go on a quick walk on your break. You’ll feel better and support Iowa in becoming the healthiest state in the nation!