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SMHS Walking Moai group is back!

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Walking Moai* group is back!

A team at the SMHS is again coordinating a weekly walk outdoors on a path near the School this summer. The group will gather in the SMHS East Atrium (main lobby) every Thursday at 9 a.m. between June 2 and Aug. 4 before setting out.

The benefits of a Walking Moai include:

  • Low impact physical activity (steps can count toward your UND Get Moving! Steps Challenge which ends on June 15).
  • Build social connections within the SMHS building with fun folks who like to walk and talk.
  • Cool prizes available for continued participation: Swag will be given often.
  • Active timeout from work to share with new friends from SMHS.

Remember to wear comfy shoes! (On inclement weather days we can walk up and down the four floors of the SMHS.)

Questions? Contact dawne.barwin@UND.edu.

* What is a Moai (MOH-eye)? A Moai is a concept that means coming together for a common purpose. The term originates with the statues located on the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). A Walking Moai is a group that meets for movement, talk, laughter, and lifting moods.