North Carolina Public and Private Sectors Unite to Offer Step Up Carolinas Statewide Wellness Program

Charlotte, NC Feb. 11, 2013 – The Step Up Carolinas eight-week fitness challenge is kicking off in April 2013. Step Up Carolinas challenges teams of North and South Carolina employees and residents to see who can walk the farthest, exercise the longest, and lose the most weight.
North Carolina Business Group on Health logo

The spring 2013 challenge, called Ready, Set, Go, encourages teams of up to 11
members to work together to increase their physical activity and track their progress via pedometer. The Step Up Carolinas spring event is open to all employees and residents of North and South Carolina.

Participating employers, including Piedmont Natural Gas, Polypore, GBS Building Supply, T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Nucor, Rosenfeld Einstein, Mercer and the North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees, are bringing together neighborhoods, businesses and communities to tackle their health and fitness goals.

Step Up Carolinas logoFounding sponsors of Step Up Carolinas include Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, North Carolina Business Group on Health and Mercer. Participating sponsors include UnitedHealthcare, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, The Hartford, Health Fitness Corp., Trion, Progressive Benefit Solutions, Rosenfeld Einstein and Colonial Life. We are pleased that The Employers Association is joining us as a Membership Sponsor. Step Up Carolinas web site is at www.stepupcarolinas.org.

About North Carolina Business Group on Health
The North Carolina Business Group on Health is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit trade association and operates as an employer advocacy group using its combined leverage to make an impact on the quality and cost of delivery of health care throughout North Carolina.

NCBGH has over 45 North Carolina-based companies as members representing over
100,000 North Carolina-based employees and over 450,000 USA-based employees.
NCBGH, launched in June 2011, has created a 28-member board of directors and formed three specialized committees: the Employee Engagement & Health Promotion, the Healthcare Quality committee and the Membership & Marketing committee. NCBGH’s website is at www.ncbgh.org.

Contact:
Christopher R. Coté,
Step Up Carolinas
704-805-7518

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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