At StepJockey we are always amazed by some of our clients and the incredible initiatives they promote.
Since we teamed up with Verti Versicherung AG in Germany towards the end of 2017 it has been fantastic to see the stairs become a key part of the Verti wellness programme. Verti is an insurance company located at the border of Berlin with about 500 employees.
The first challenge, which was launched in February 2018, was a great success and many employees became more active following the challenge.
It is therefore, no surprise that Verti’s health coach Julia Neubert and her team have come up with another sedentary behaviour-busting idea for Verti’s upcoming StepJockey challenge.
From today on Verti employees will tackle StepJockey’s The World Towers Challenge - scaling eight of the world’s tallest buildings (via the StepJockey app) over the course of four weeks. To help motivate people to take the stairs even more during the challenge Verti have partnered with The Berlin Cancer Society to raise money for the charity throughout the challenge.
For each of the eight stages that Verti employees complete during the challenge Verti will donate €250 to The Berlin Cancer Society to help provide vital support to those suffering from cancer in Berlin, making a maximum sum of €2000 for a great cause. In addition, Verti employees have the opportunity to donate money themselves via a dedicated donation page.
Here’s a little bit more about the wonderful work that the Berlin Cancer Society is doing.
The Berlin Cancer Society is a non-profit organisation founded in 1957. The primary goal of all the societies activities is to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their relatives in Berlin.
In Berlin alone, more than 17,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year and the numbers are rising. The number of long-term survivors has been increasing as well, but still, cancer remains a potentially life-threatening disease.
The Berlin Cancer Society is there throughout the patient's medical journey, helping them cope with their illness and improve their day-to-day quality of life. They offer free comprehensive consultation service to the patients which includes patient training courses, discussion groups, workshops and lectures on all aspects of the disease. Everything the charity does is to help patients live longer and better.
To further their commitment in the fight against cancer, they fund innovative research projects and young scientists in the field. The Berlin Cancer Society also annually award a research prize for scientific achievement.
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