More than 91,000 Boeing employees and family members are walking, cycling, swimming and racing during this year’s Boeing on the Move physical activity challenge. New this year, employees across the company have a special opportunity to participate in a voluntary Boeing Moves the World global well-being walk.
“Boeing on the Move really gets everyone motivated and active,” said Peter T., a Boeing network designer and veteran of the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. “It’s great seeing people inspired to make more of an effort. I see new faces of all ages and fitness levels in the fitness center during the challenge. Some people are coming in for the first time, and others are looking to change up their routine. During the challenge, people are excited to participate and get involved."
Employees can join their colleagues in walking together to celebrate a commitment to well-being and help their community, said Greg Marchand, director of Boeing Global Benefits.
“When Boeing moves, we can help others move," he said.
Boeing will make a $500,000 donation to four nonprofits that support individuals living with a loss of mobility. If Boeing meets its goal of having 50,000 employees participate in the walk, the donation will double to $1 million, Marchand said.
In the U.S., the donations will be divided among Team Red, White & Blue, Disabled Sports USA and the Yellow Ribbon Fund. These nonprofit organizations provide rehabilitation and well-being improvement services to veterans throughout the U.S.
By Ayako Miyahara