Stepping Up

June 22, 2012

(Courtesy Photo) Manning Elementary School students (front row, from left) Alida Wetherill, Rory Zaisser and Ricardo Dominguez Jiminez were the top walkers in Partners Step It Up, a collaborative program with JP’s Faulkner Hospital to encourage kids to exercise. The program, run by Partners HealthCare’s Center for Connected Health, outfitted students with a wireless device that monitored how many footsteps they took. In total, Manning School students walked 14.7 million steps, or roughly 4,900 miles, in the eight-week program that ended June 11. Also pictured are: (front) teacher Maria Karloutsos and Partners’ Sherrie MacDonald; (back, from left) Principal Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes; Partners’ Maggie Corcoran and Tracey Benner; librarian Patti Cahill; Faulkner’s Tracy Sylven; and Partners’ Karen Chase.