MedStar Health Joins #FitForTheFrontLine Challenge to Unite Nation’s Top Medical Centers in Support of Frontline Healthcare Workers

Fitness challenge honors and supports healthcare heroes at MedStar Health.

May 26, 2020

MedStar Health is joining medical centers across the United States to start a nationwide movement of physical activity to honor and support frontline healthcare workers. #FitForTheFrontLine is a national fitness challenge that runs from Tuesday, May 26 through Sunday, June 14 (Flag Day). The event encourages Americans young and old to move, exercise, and get fit while increasing awareness and raising funds to support our nation’s healthcare heroes.

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone from medical providers to support staff, environmental service workers and other associates have met a historic challenge. Now, the #FitForTheFrontLine challenge empowers all Americans to show their support.

The call to action is simple:

  • Choose any activity (run, walk, yoga, meditation, etc.)
  • Dedicate your activity to the #FitForTheFrontLine at MedStar Health
  • Post a picture or video, tag @MedStarHealth and #FitForTheFrontLine, and share the landing page: Flow.Page/MedStarHealth
  • Tag your friends and family to join the challenge

For the MedStar Health #FitForTheFrontLine challenge, gifts will benefit our Associate Emergency Support Fund, which funds emergency and crisis situations for applicable non-management associates across MedStar Health who need extra support.

In addition to MedStar Health, participating #FitForTheFrontLine organizations include Mount Sinai Health System, Baylor College of Medicine, BJC HealthCare, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cedars-Sinai, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Michigan Medicine, Montefiore Einstein, NewYork-Presbyterian, Northwell Health Foundation, Northwestern Medicine, NYU Langone Health, Penn Medicine, RWJBarnabas Health, Temple Health, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, University of Chicago Medicine, UW Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Yale New Haven Health.

For more information, visit Flow.Page/MedStarHealth.

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About MedStar Health

At MedStar Health, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. Our 30,000 associates and 4,700 affiliated physicians are committed to living this promise through our core SPIRIT values—Service, Patient first, Integrity, Respect, Innovation, and Teamwork—across our more than 300 locations including 10 hospitals, ambulatory, and urgent care centers. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar Health is training future physician leaders to care for the whole person and is advancing care through the MedStar Health Research Institute. From our telemedicine and urgent care services to the region’s largest home health agency, we’re committed to providing high-quality health care that’s also easy and convenient for our patients. At MedStar Health—It’s how we treat people. Learn more at MedStarHealth.org.

 

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