Mayor’s Walking Challenge
Congratulations to the 68 Idaho Mayors who averaged 10,000 steps a day in October and won $1,000 for their community!
THE 2018 MAYOR’S WALKING CHALLENGE HAS WRAPPED!
One word: WOW!
This last month, Idaho mayors walked 12,883 miles! That’s more than halfway around the world. And getting there took 29,008,205 steps! Plus, 62 of our mayors hit their 10,000 daily step goal and won $1,000 for their communities.
The entire team at High Five and the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health is excited to see the commitment to this program from all of you. Thank you for participating and we can’t wait to do this again next year.
|Marc Beita||American Falls|
|Chris Polatis||Atomic City|
|David Sims||Bonners Ferry|
|Bruce Hossfeld||City of Paul|
|Steve Widmyer||Coeur d’Alene|
|Vern Fleisher||East Hope|
|Heidi Acuff||Fernan Lake Village|
|John Evans||Garden City|
|Joan Hawkins||Malad City|
|Tammy de Weerd||Meridian|
|Rich Sykes||Mountain Home|
|Sherry Locascio||Mud Lake|
|Darbey Edwards||New Meadows|
|Donald Powell||St. Anthony|
|Janice Duncan||Swan Valley|
|Shawn Barigar||Twin Falls|
Along the way, mayors become advocates for healthy communities:
Emmett’s Mayor: Gordon Petrie
Mayor Petrie: It helped me drop 10 pounds, like that!
Homedale’s Mayor: Gheen Christoffersen
Mayor Christoffersen: If we can figure out how to get kids involved from the school, we would get the parents involved and we’d have a healthier place to live.
Ketchum’s Mayor: Nina Jonas
Mayor Jonas: It’s easy to walk around town… and I think we all kind of forget.
Garden City’s Mayor: John Evans
Mayor Evans: Let’s get them outside and let’s do some things. So when the grandkids are over… let’s go out and throw the football around, play some catch or have a nerf war…
McCall’s Mayor: Jackie Aymon
Mayor Aymon: Really here, the children are role models for me. How to have joy in the small little things. How to keep active… how to keep moving.
Meridian’s Mayor: Tammy de Weerd
Mayor de Weerd: They make me feel like a rock star. I went to River Valley Elementary and they gave me a tiara and a sash, and they always have “Welcome Mayor Tammy” on their frontside.