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BCNEPA Celebrates National Walk @ Lunch Day

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May 5, 2014
Pam Gurtis (left), Employee Health and Wellness Manager, and Michele Holzman, Senior Business Analyst, from Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) lead nearly 100 BCNEPA employees on a walk through downtown Wilkes-Barre in celebration of National Walk @ Lunch Day on April 30.

On April 30, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) joined with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies across the country in celebrating National Walk @ Lunch Day, an annual event initiated by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in 2007. The program is designed to encourage all employers to support employee wellness by finding manageable ways to introduce physical activity into the work day.  Incorporating a 15-minute walk into lunch breaks can help individuals improve their personal health and ultimately help curb the rising cost of healthcare for themselves and their employers.