Excelas Employees Walk Out of Work

walking shoes

CLEVELAND, OH (March 18, 2013) – Excelas challenged its staff to Walk Out Of Work for the second time, and employees did exactly that, in a big way.  As part its corporate wellness program, Excelas conducted its Walk Out Of Work (WOOW!) Challenge from January 15 to March 15, 2013.

Participants in the program received pedometers and were encouraged to walk 10,000 steps a day.  Not only do they reap the health benefits of increased physical activity, but they also had the opportunity to earn up to 24 hours of paid time off and a donation to a charity of their choice.  When the program concluded on March 15, Excelas employees had tracked a total of 23,765,072 steps (11,883 miles), which is about half the circumference of the earth or a trip from Cleveland, Ohio to Cairo, Egypt and back.  Employees also racked up an additional 719 total hours of PTO, and earned donations for 35 different charities.  All of the statistics from 2013 represented a 31% increase over the results from 2012.

This year, Excelas was pleased to make donations to the following charities on behalf of our WOOW! achievers:

Alternaterm Pregnancy Services 

American Cancer Society 

Berea Animal Rescue Friends

Breast Cancer Research Foundation


City Mission

Cleveland Animal Protective League

Conversation Station 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 

Euclid Beach Feral Cat Project

Family Adoption Consultants 

The Gathering Place

Global Emergency Care Collaborative

Habitat for Humanity

Honor Flight Cleveland 

Hospice of the Western Reserve  

Lake Humane Society

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Living Water International 

Friendship Animal Protective League of Lorain

Malachi House 

March of Dimes 

Middleburg Heights Food Pantry

Muscular Dystrophy Association

National Kidney Foundation 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids (NC4K)  

PAWSibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron 

Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Teresa of Avila Church

Suicide Prevention Education Alliance

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Valley View Village Church Mercy Fund

Warren Trumbull Library Children’s Program