What could be better than a walk in the park?
At Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, we believe in promoting physical activity and supporting the United Way of Cass-Clay.
Our employees, retirees and their families gathered on June 18 at Lindenwood Park in Fargo to do just that. Kids enjoyed the kids’ dash, and others pushed strollers, walked, jogged or ran the 5K.
Through employee registration fees for the event, we raised $2,500 to support the United Way of Cass-Clay!
Our Employees’ Committee came up with the great idea to host the walk as a new way to raise funds for the United Way. The event provided employees, retirees and their families an opportunity to enjoy an evening together — while helping others. More than 325 people signed up for the event.
Travis Christopher of the United Way of Cass-Clay dubbed the event the unofficial kick-off to the 2015 United Way campaign. “You dialed up the best weather of the spring and summer,” he told the crowd gathered in the park. “You are leaders. This isn’t just a fun run; it’s the unofficial kick-off of our next campaign.”
Employee Josh Malnourie was one of the many employees who brought family to the event. “The company 5k is a great event for employees to invest in our community through the United Way, while having a fun time with our coworkers,” Josh said.
Denise Pinkney is an editor in the Communications department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.