Frontier Nursing University (FNU) employees are talking the talk and walking the walk for health – literally. In addition to educating the next nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives, FNU’s faculty and staff show their dedication to personal wellness and charitable service. Through the Walk the Walk initiative at FNU, employees are moving their bodies to support various causes.
So far this year, 23 employees have walked or run over 130 miles for those causes through Walk the Walk. The races or events supported a wide spectrum of charities, from humane societies, to ALS, to Forever Nursing and many more! A few examples:
Genny Little, Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations, ran the Derby Half Marathon in February to support Every Mother Counts.
“I had a very stressful pregnancy and my son was admitted into the NICU. If it hadn’t been for our Midwife and the Neonatal team, it could have turned out differently. Every mother deserves the same care that I was offered,” Little said in the participation form.
Michael Steinmetz, Executive Vice President for Finance and Facilities, walked in the Woodford Wag 2k Dog Walk for the Woodford County Humane Society in June. Stephanie Boyd, Social Media and Communications Manager ran the Pistol Ultra 50km race in April for her I Run 4 Michael running buddy with Rhett Syndrome, Jessica.
“Jessica is now in her 20’s but cannot talk, walk, or complete daily activities of living on her own. I run for Jessica because she cannot and I dedicate all of my running miles to her,” said Boyd.
After each event, FNU employees fill out a participation form found on the Walk the Walk page. Each form logs the charity supported, number of miles walked or run, personal reason for participating and has a place to submit photos.
FNU is giving away $100 gift card towards a new fitness device for filling out a participation form. Walk the Walk participants can also utilize Go365, a wellness and rewards program through Humana, to earn additional incentives.
The photos from this year’s events can be seen here.
If you’re an FNU employee and would like to participate in FNU Walk the Walk:
- Fill out a participation form and order your #FNUWalktheWalk t-shirt
- Connect your fitness device to Go365
- Use the #FNUWalktheWalk hashtag to share photos on social media
Thank you, faculty and staff, for all that you do to walk the walk! Let’s keep up the good work and bountiful miles!