What’s The Challenge?

The Fitness Challenge encourages support of the 2015 CARE Campaign and gets you walking toward better health. 

Take The Challenge!

  • Pledge to Walk 10,000 Steps regularly- (as recommended in study reported in Sports Medicine, published January 2004)
  • Video yourself
    • Taking your first 10 steps.
    • Taking the pledge, and challenging 3 others.
    • Post on Facebook.  Or Make a Donation to the 2015 Care Campaign/Annual Appeal.
  • Send us your video and WIN a free pedometer.

Walk | Donate | Both

Make an impact on your community hospital and your good health. It’s a win/win.
Whether you decide to take the challenge or donate to the 2015 CARE Campaign, your actions benefit a healthier you and Eastern Long Island Hospital.

Click Here to Donate


My Name is ___________________. I pledge to increase my walking and build to 10,000 steps a day.
I challenge ____________, ____________ and ____________ to do the same.

NEXT STEP: Post your pledge video on Facebook with your first 10 steps.Challenge 3 others or donate to the 2015 Care Campaign for Eastern Long Island Hospital.

Help raise $10,000 or reach 110 participants by December 2nd Giving Tuesday.


Paul J. Connor III, President/CEO of Eastern Long Island Hospital exercises daily to stay fit and to maintain his positive mental attitude. “The endorphins released when I exercise, keep me feeling up beat,” he explains.

The BIG climb

Paul is challenging himself with a 19,341 foot climb up Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. His trek began in October.

The Challenge

Today, Mr. Connor challenges YOU to celebrate the ELIH 110th Anniversary by getting fit and helping out.

Why 10,000 Steps?

The recommended number of steps to maintain a healthy active lifestyle is 10,000 per day.  A sedentary person averages 1,000 to 3,000 steps daily.  How many steps do you take in day?    Wear a pedometer or use a smartphone app to track your progress.  Increase your steps by 500 per day, until you reach 10,000.  Fitness experts recommend 30 to 60 minutes of dedicated walking (or other exercise) 3 to 4 days a week.