SHRM Foundation Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Step Challenge

By SHRM Conference Today staff Jun 16, 2016
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Step it up! The SHRM Foundation, AARP and Fitbit are challenging attendees at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition in Washington, D.C., to walk 50,000 steps to celebrate the Foundation’s 50th anniversary.

The challenge, sponsored by AARP, starts at 12:01 a.m. June 19 and ends at 11:59 p.m. June 21. 

Rewards and incentives will keep attendees motivated to reach the 50,000-step goal. Participants can pick up a commemorative wristband at the SHRM Foundation booth (2640) in the Exposition Hall. Attendees who walk 15,000 steps can collect a milestone badge ribbon at the AARP booth (1148) in the Exposition Hall. A 30,000-step milestone badge ribbon is available at the Fitbit booth (1821). The Exposition Hall is open June 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Attendees who log 50,000 steps can pick up a finisher’s medal at the SHRM Foundation booth June 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the conference Registration Area June 21 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and June 22 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participation in the Step Challenge is limited to those who are attending Annual Conference. Wristbands, ribbons and medals are for attendees who are physically present at Annual Conference.

Participants can share their progress by using the Step Challenge hashtag #SHRM16Steps.

“HR supports and challenges their employees all year, and now it’s our turn through our first Step Challenge,” said Ashlee Droscher Smith, the SHRM Foundation’s director of development. “We look forward to celebrating milestones and the 50,000-step finish line with all conference attendees.” 

Participants in the Foundation Step Challenge can track their steps with their own Fitbit or their smartphone. After registering at the link above, participants receive an e-mail with information on downloading the app, signing up for a free account and tracking their steps using Fitbit MobileTrack.

The Foundation is encouraging Step Challenge participants to consider making a suggested donation of $5 or more to the SHRM Foundation, but a donation is not required to receive a wristband.

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