Dashing to Disney at WW Health are Alison Page, Maggie Cogbill and Rosa Magnus on Monday, January 7. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
Dashing to Disney at WW Health are Alison Page, Maggie Cogbill and Rosa Magnus on Monday, January 7. Photo by Paul J. Seeling

By Paul J. Seeling, Gateway News, with Alexis Warzon, WW Health Fitness Center

BALDWIN, WI – The Western Wisconsin Health (WW Health) 2019 Dash to Disney (D2D) Challenge is entering Week 4 of the 8-week community walking challenge.

Alexis Warzon, Wellness Program Assistant, Member Service Coordinator and Fitness Center Instructor at WW Health is coordinating the 2019 Dash to Disney Challenge and as such collects the weekly step totals from the “Disney Dashers.”

Warzon reported the current statistics after collecting the Week 3 totals from the 531 registered participants who have stayed committed to the Challenge and who have made it this far. Warzon tallied up their email totals on Monday, January 28 and the results are impressive.

She reported, “The D2D crew has accumulated 30,949,672 steps for our third week!”

Warzon shared this information about walking to Disney World in Orlando, “It takes a total of 6,116,000 steps to travel to Walt Disney World by foot, round trip! Our goal is to see how many times we can virtually travel to Disney in this 8 week challenge!”

The WW Health 2019 Dash to Disney Challenge began with a big registration event on January 7 attended by 500 community members to sign up and receive their bright red Dash to Disney T-shirts and enjoy other family friendly activities that night.

Participants are working together to achieve one goal: walking to Disney World! Throughout the health challenge, participants (ages 5 and up) will virtually step to Walt Disney World as many times as possible in 8 weeks. If participants complete all 8 weeks of the challenge, successfully submitting their steps each week, they will be entered into a drawing to win a trip to Disney World.

“It has been wonderful to see another overwhelming response from the community and the excitement surrounding this walking challenge for the second year in a row,” said Natasha Ward, Director of Community Health Improvement. “We can’t wait to see everyone’s progress throughout the challenge and who will win the trip this year!”

The trip giveaway will be held at the 2019 Dash to Disney Challenge Finale Event on March 5, 2019 at the Baldwin-Woodville High School Gym. Registered participants that have completed the challenge and are present at the finale event will be eligible for the grand prize. They must be present to win.

The grand prize trip will be received as a travel voucher that includes airfare and hotel (subject to tax) that must be used toward a Disney destination within a year of receipt.

Alexis Warzon concluded, “Based on our total steps (from week 1-3), we have traveled to Disney 16 times! Awesome! Let’s keep going!!!”