Olympics-themed Tread the Med to begin Feb. 27

Tread the Med, the School of Medicine’s popular 100-day wellness program that encourages participants to walk 10,000 steps each day, is set to begin Thursday, Feb. 27, with an Olympics-themed kickoff on the Medical Campus.

Tread the Med to begin Thursday, Aug. 8

Tread the Med, the School of Medicine’s popular 100-day wellness program that encourages participants to walk 10,000 steps per day, is set to begin Thursday, Aug. 8, with a kickoff on the Medical Campus.

Tread the Med exercise program under way

The third round of Tread the Med, a walking program and competition  open to School of Medicine employees, is under way. Among those participating is medical assistant Deloris Brown, who credits the program with improving her health and helping her lose about 70 pounds. Registration for the program will remain open until Feb. 15.

Tread the Med registration has begun

Registration began Dec. 17 for the third round of Tread the Med, a 100-day walking program and competition sponsored by the School of Medicine’s Wellness Committee. The program will begin Jan. 7.

Batter up! Tread the Med kicks off April 26

Tread the Med, the School of Medicine’s wellness and walking initiative, kicks off its “Most Valuable Walker” campaign from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. April 26 in Hudlin Park with a ceremonial first walk led by Larry J. Shapiro, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine; James P. Crane, MD, associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs, and Fredbird, mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals.

School of Medicine employees focus on health

School of Medicine employees were focused on health Feb. 3 with the Health Happening health and wellness fair at the Eric P. Newman Education Center, where more than 40 vendors provided health information and free health screenings. In addition, employees who participated in the  Tread the Med “Be a Walk Star” 100-day walking campaign were honored at a reception in the McDonnell Pediatrics Building Atrium.

Medical school employees walk 1.3 billion steps in 100 days

Between Sept. 28, 2011, and Jan. 5, 2012, Washington University School of Medicine employees walked to the moon and back, then around the equator 10 times. That adds up to nearly 1.3 billion steps walked in the 100-day Tread the Med “Be A Walk Star” walking campaign, sponsored by the School of Medicine Wellness Council and managed by the Department of Human Resources. 



A walk in the park

About 1,500 School of Medicine employees took a walk in Hudlin Park Sept. 28 to kick off Tread the Med, the school’s walking campaign. More than 120 teams and nearly 1,900 employees have registered for the program, which encourages walking 10,000 steps a day.

Tread the Med walking program kicks off Sept. 28

Lace up your walking shoes – Tread the Med, Washington University School of Medicine’s walking program, launches Sept. 28 in Hudlin Park. “We are launching this program because we want to help our employees get healthier and to encourage a healthy habit like walking,” says Gregg Evans, human resources consultant.
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