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New Washington Moves Initiative Inspires Good Health And Community Goodwill

SEATTLE, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There's never been a better time for Washington residents to get their move on. From September 30 to October 27, 2013 Washingtonians are invited to join Washington Moves – a four-week fitness challenge powered by EveryMove that turns active living choices into donations for statewide charities. The sponsors, Premera Blue Cross, LifeWise Health Plan of Washington and Vivacity, have made it possible for Washingtonians to get moving for a good cause in an effort to raise a total of $100,000 for the following regional non-profits: the American Heart Association, Puget Sound; American Diabetes Association, Washington; Boys and Girls Club of Washington; YMCA of Spokane County; and United Way of Spokane County.

To get started with Washington Moves, participants can enroll online starting today at www.everymove.org/WAmoves. Enrollment will be open throughout the contest, but participants are encouraged to sign up early to help ensure the maximum charitable donation. Beginning September 30 through October 27, participants will track their "Active Days" through the web site or any number of fitness tracking devices connected to EveryMove, which will contribute to the charity challenge as well as their individual rewards. For every "active day" participants log, the featured sponsors will donate money to one of the five selected charities.

Washington Moves rewards participants with individual rewards but takes it a step further by benefitting others. "Sometimes we need a little nudge to get us moving, and even the smallest incentive can do the trick," said Russell Benaroya, CEO, EveryMove. "In addition to the individual rewards, Washington Moves offers the added bonus of raising money for some of our state's hallmark non-profits. We're so thankful to our campaign sponsors, Premera Blue Cross, LifeWise Health Plan of Washington and Vivacity, as each company actively demonstrates a commitment to good health and well-being. This generous support is yet another example of that commitment." 

As further motivation to take that first step, Striiv, a developer of fitness tracking devices, is offering a discount on the Striiv Play Pedometer to verified Premera Blue Cross and LifeWise Health Plan of Washington members who participate in Washington Moves.

For more information about EveryMove and Washington Moves, visit www.everymove.org/WAmoves.

About EveryMoveEveryMove is helping consumers get recognized and rewarded for their active choices. On EveryMove, consumers can log hundreds of different daily activities and workouts and earn points towards valuable rewards sponsored by their employer, health plan and favorite retail brands. EveryMove also offers opportunities for health plans, employers and brands to ignite a fitness movement within their communities through sponsored challenges and activity focused events. Come join the movement at www.everymove.org.

About Premera Blue CrossPremera Blue Cross is a leading health plan in the Pacific Northwest, providing comprehensive health benefits and tailored services to more than 1.4 million people, from individuals to Fortune 100 companies.  Premera is committed to providing its members peace of mind about their healthcare coverage.  The company offers innovative health and wellness solutions focused on quality outcomes for patients and controlling costs. Premera Blue Cross, which has operated in Washington since 1933, is a not-for-profit, independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Premera Blue Cross is a member of a family of companies based in Mountlake Terrace, Wash., providing health, life, vision, dental, stop-loss, disability, workforce wellness and other related products and services. The family of companies employs approximately 3,000 people and provides healthcare coverage and related services to 1.6 million members. Please visit www.premera.com and www.PremeraNews.com for more information.

About LifeWise Health Plan of Washington More than 100,000 people turn to LifeWise Health Plan of Washington for their individual or family health coverage. And the reason is simple: we actively support all of our members' healthy decisions. From the healthy foods you eat to the activities you take part in, LifeWise is a health partner that provides tips, tools and encouragement you can use to live the healthiest life possible.

Founded in 2002 and based in Mountlake Terrace, Wash., LifeWise is part of a family of companies that cover more than 1.7 million people. Together, we provide a number of products and services that include health, life, vision, dental, stop-loss, disability and workforce wellness programs. For more information, please visit www.lifewisewa.com.

About VivacityVivacity is a national leader in providing innovative wellness solutions to engage consumers in enhancing their own health and wellness. Vivacity services range from personal health support solutions to customized wellness programs for employers. The company's personal health programs are designed to empower individuals to learn about their health and support them in making healthy lifestyle choices. Vivacity's workplace wellness offerings help organizations build and maintain a healthy workforce leveraging data and analytics with tailored programs that deliver measurable results. Vivacity's programs are proven to contribute to employee satisfaction and morale, while helping employers reduce overall healthcare costs through enhanced wellness. Visit www.vivacity.net to learn more about the company and its offerings.

SOURCE EveryMove

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