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Walking Challenge 2018

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Testimonials & Community Impact

36% of Lasell employees participated in the Walking Challenge, taking over 33 million steps, which equated to almost 16,000 miles.  Employees formed teams across departments, walked together on- and off-campus, and became motivated to walk after the challenge.  Testimonials from employees include:

  • "Great way to meet people interdepartmentally."
  • "A fun way to get involved and moving."

By Being Part of the Walking Challenge I...

Walking Challenge

Lasell College and edHEALTH are proud to invite you to take part in a Walking Challenge for all employees, with 12 other area colleges. Join the fun and get a free Fitbit.

The goal of the challenge will be an average of 10,000 steps per day, seven days a week, for one month. The challenge will run from July 11 through August 8. Registration opens June 27 and ends July 18.


Important Dates

  • Registration: June 27 - July 18
  • Launch Party: July 10, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Science & Technology Center quad and foyer
  • Challenge: July 11 - August 8
  • Celebration Party: August 21, 12 - 1:30 p.m., Dunne House


  • Everyone who meets the weekly step challenge of an average of 10,000 steps per day will be entered into a raffle to win great prizes each week.
  • Teams will be entered to win a price for the best team name.
  • The Lasell College grand prize is a bike of your choice (up to a $2,000 value).

Participate as an Individual or Form a Team

Employees can compete individually or as a team. 

Each member of a team tracks their steps individually, but team members can work together to walk together and help each other boost their step count.  Teams will be entered for a chance to win a price for best team name.

Submit your team name and the names of those in your group to

Campus Walking Maps:


Walking Challenge Ambassadors

  • Brianna Hoffman - Human Resources
  • Patrick O'Connor - Conference and Event Services
  • Jonathan Peirce - Information Technology
  • Phillip Spencer - Marketing & Communications

Prize Winners

Huffy Bike Winner: Robert Winsor
Huffy Bike winner

Week One Winners: Patrick O'Connor, Todd Graf, Ted Woo, Lisa Langelier, Elaine Rush Arruda

Patrick O'Connor
Lisa Langelier
Elaine Rush Arruda


Week Two Winners: John Chagares, John Dixon, Terri Houston, Michael Hoyle, and Cathy Zeek.

Cathy Zeek
Terri Houston

Week Three Winners: Ron Laham, Judy Ross, Jonathan Peirce, Elisa Scarsella, and Karen Bailey.


edHEALTH is the employee health insurance collaboration Lasell College joined to harness our power in numbers, to successfully offer quality healthcare at lower costs. This innovative approach allows its members more control over plans, total transparency of costs and processes, and a more proactive role in their healthcare.

Lasell will be competing against the 12 other edHEALTH colleges. The schools participating in the Walking Challenge are:

Bentley University
Berklee College of Music
Boston College
Brandeis University
Emerson College
Lasell College
Olin College
Regis College
Salve Regina University
Suffolk University
Wellesley College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)


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