LINCOLN, Neb. – More than 57,000 people across the state, including 360 organizations, signed up to participate in National Walk at Lunch Day, which took place April 24. In doing so, an $8,000 donation was made by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) to the Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation for biking and hiking trails.
BCBSNE contributed $20 for every organization that registered, and generated money through other promotions. Participants signed up individually or as groups on BCBSNE’s website.
“We’re thankful so many people made a healthy lifestyle choice by walking during their lunch hour,” said Roger Kuhn, parks administrator at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “Hopefully they will continue to be active walkers and maybe even use some of the trails they supported by participating in this program.”
For the seventh year in a row, BCBSNE encouraged businesses, schools, government agencies, nonprofits and individuals to walk for 30 minutes on the final Wednesday of April. National Walk at Lunch Day promotes the importance of walking as one way Nebraskans can get and stay active for their health.