Healthrageous Hosting Walking Competition To Raise Awareness That Exercise Can Improve Life With Diabetes While Supporting Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund
BOSTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Healthrageous, Inc., a digital health management company, announced today that the company will host a walking competition during Joslin Diabetes Center’s Diabetes Innovation 2012, September 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA, which will also raise money to support Joslin’s High Hopes Fund. Healthrageous will provide each conference attendee with a wireless pedometer to wear during the event, and step counts will be wirelessly collected and displayed throughout the conference. Healthrageous will donate up to $10,000 to the Joslin High Hopes Fund, based on the total step count achieved by participants. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the top three “steppers.”
“People with diabetes can improve their quality of life by becoming more active. Helping people become educated and motivated about the role physical activity and exercise can play in managing diabetes is an important step forward in addressing this major health crisis,” said Rick Lee, President and CEO, Healthrageous. “We are also delighted to support Joslin’s High Hopes Fund, bringing hope and help to children and their families with diabetes.”
For people with diabetes, exercise can help to manage blood glucose and blood pressure, improve cholesterol, improve the body’s ability to use insulin and lower the risk for heart disease and stroke.
Diabetes Innovation 2012 features leaders and innovators from all sectors, and will include innovations in prevention, delivery and adherence as well as in process and policy. Among over 100 faculty, and hundreds of audience members, from industry and the payer, provider, patient and purchaser community and academia, leaders from many of the most important government agencies (AHRQ, PCORI, NIH, CDC, FDA, CMS, CMMI) will be on hand to encourage open dialogue and collaboration to speed system improvements. To sponsor, exhibit or register for Diabetes Innovation 2012, please visit www.diabetesinnovation.org.
Healthrageous, Inc., is a digital health engagement and management company that supports individual journeys to prevent and self-manage chronic health conditions via the web and a mobile app. It achieves superior engagement through its proprietary platform that incorporates personalized goal setting, health journey maps with gaming dynamics, timely biometric feedback and interactive digital coaching. The digital coach leverages multiple tools such as inspirational messages, recognition and incentives, challenges, social networking, trackers and reminders, and interactive educational content. For more information, go to www.healthrageous.com.
About Joslin Diabetes Center
Joslin Diabetes Center, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is the world’s largest diabetes research and clinical care organization. Joslin is dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives and offers real hope and progress toward diabetes prevention and a cure. Joslin is an independent, nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Our mission is to prevent, treat and cure diabetes. Our vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications. For more information, visit www.joslin.org.
SOURCE Joslin Diabetes Center