Getting fit while giving back: Cambia employees log four years’ worth of exercise for charity

Getting fit while giving back: Cambia employees log four years’ worth of exercise for charity
May 12, 2014

PORTLAND, Oregon — Exceeding all expectations, Cambia Health Solutions employees bested themselves in this year’s Charity Challenge. In this six-week-long challenge, local Cambia employees logged an average of almost 40 minutes per day per person of exercise that resulted in prizes of $500 for the Oregon Food Bank. In Oregon, Cindy Fessler and Lynn Hughes were the top two exercisers on their team.

The Charity Challenge is one of many workplace wellness programs offered at Cambia to help employees achieve their health and wellness goals. This year, more than 1,400 employees at Cambia-affiliated companies in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington logged 2,175,849 minutes to benefit charity. That breaks down to just over four years (1,511 days) of continuous exercise. The prize for the top three teams is a donation to a local charity of their choice. The Oregon team won second place and chose the Oregon Food Bank.

“The Charity Challenge represents the best of our company: our employees’ desire to be health conscious and to conscious of the community,” said Amy Walloch, manager of Wellness Programs for Cambia. “Every year we keep getting better and doing more. It’s heartening to see our employees really taking this challenge to heart and going all out for themselves and for charity.”

The Charity Challenge prize will support the work and mission of the Oregon Food Bank, which helps one in five households in Oregon fight off hunger. The Oregon Food Bank strives to end hunger in Oregon by distributing food, nutrition education and helping communities strengthen local food systems throughout the state.

About Cambia Health Solutions
Cambia Health Solutions is a nonprofit total health solutions company based in the Pacific Northwest/Intermountain region, serving consumers and communities for nearly 100 years. Cambia companies provide a wide range of products and services, including health care information technology and software development, retail health care, health insurance plans that carry the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brand, life insurance, pharmacy benefit management, consumer engagement and wellness. For more information, please visit

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