50 Mile Challenge

May 18, 2018

For Immediate Release

ATLANTIC – Cass County Memorial Hospital and Atlantic Medical Center turn 50 years old in 2018, and as part of the celebration, Cass County Health System is issuing a challenge to the community – a 50 Mile Challenge, to be exact.
“Physical activity is really a central part of leading a healthy, happy life,” said Dr. Ben Howard. “We want to get people and families excited about getting outside and walking, and then to reap the benefits that regular physical activity brings.”
Beginning June 1st, participants will start keeping track of their miles walked on a log sheet. You can sign up to receive a log sheet via email at casshealth.org, or you can pick one up from any CCHS medical center (Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, Massena), Nishna Valley Family YMCA, Anytime Fitness, Anita Health & Wellness Center, Suns Out Yoga & Fitness, or 712 Fitness.
“50 miles sounds like a lot at first, but when you break it down, it’s less than 2 miles per day,” said Dr. Howard. “Overall, adults should get in 30 minutes of physical activity a day, and kids need about 60 minutes. Participating in the 50 mile challenge will help folks meet those goals.”
To cap off the month, community walks are planned for Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena. All of the walks will be two miles long and held at 9 am on Saturday, June 30th. The public is encouraged to RSVP via Facebook, or by calling 712-243-7405. Details about each can be found on Facebook or casshealth.org. Walkers who complete the log and participate in the community walks will each receive an incentive gift.
All completed log sheets that are turned in at the community walks or at the Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, or Massena Medical Centers, by Monday, July 2nd will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card to Brown’s Shoe Fit Company.