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Walks Of Life

People from Many Walks of Life Step Up for Good Health!


In an effort to raise awareness and promote heart and vascular health, BIDMC’s CardioVascular Institute (CVI) has teamed up with the American Heart Association (AHA) to launch Walks of Life, a campaign designed to inform people about the benefits of walking. Walking is an easy, fun activity that lowers the risk of heart disease, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, and increases energy.

We asked community members from many walks of life to track how many steps they take during a typical day.

Meet Our Featured Walkers 

Walks of Life: Susan Wornick

Retired News Anchor,
Steps: 10,315

Boston Red Sox
Steps: 10,129
Walks of Life: Kelly and Jennifer McCarthy

Twin Sisters
Steps: 15,232 & 12,908

Walks of Life: Antoinette Chabilal

Nurse, BIDMC
Steps: 5,600

Walks of Life: Tanya Crews

Leader, Weight Watchers
Steps: 6,892
Walks of Life: Mike Rubino

Chief Financial Officer,
Digital Lumens, Inc.
Steps: 5,283
Joe Feaster

Attorney, McKenzie & Associates, P.C.
Steps: 25,220
Lenny Clarke
Comic Actor
Steps: 5,609
Loren & Wally

Loren & Wally
Radio Hosts, WROR
Steps: 4,657 & 562
Paula Petschek

Educational Assistant,
Bedford School District
Steps: 13,334

Harvey Harrison and his dog Cocoa

Engineer (retired)
Steps: 1,900
 John Keenan, State Senator, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

State Senator, 
of Massachusetts
Steps: 10,144
 John Polanowicz, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Commonwealth of MA
Secretary of Health & 
Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Steve Grossman, Treasurer & Receiver General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Treasurer &
Receiver General, Commonwealth
of Massachusetts
Steps: 4,634
Suzanne Bump, State Auditor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

State Auditor,
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Steps: 5,341


Journalist, Boston Globe
Steps: 11,823

 DeShawn Jones

Student, Boston Public
Steps: 22,160

 Jeff Kinney
Author "Diary of a
Wimpy Kid"
Steps: 5,194

 Kalon Ho, MD

Interventional Cardiologist, BIDMC
Steps: 7,120

 Kristi Cullinane

Stay-at-home mom
Steps: 13,092
 Kristin Woodruff

Exercise Physiologist and Nurse, BIDMC
Steps: 10,422
 Lewis Ware

Director of Housekeeping,
The Lenox Hotel
Steps: 12,892
 Melissa Gorman

Paralegal, Littler
Mendelson, P.C.
Steps: 11,046
 Mike Ross

Boston City Councilor
Steps: 12,571
 Nick Coren

Valet Driver,
The Lenox Hotel
Steps: 12,643

 Randy Price, WCVB TV news anchor

News Anchor,
WCVB Boston
Steps: 9,360

 Yodsampa Tsering Lama Ngodup

BIDMC Chaplain and
Tibetan Lama
Steps: 3,480

 Rich Vellante

Executive Chef & EVP of Restaurants, Legal
Sea Foods
Steps: 5,817

 Jordan Rich

Talk Radio Host,
WBZ Boston
Steps: 4,815

 Jennifer Lambertz

Science Teacher,
Boston Public Schools
Steps: 5,296

 Domingo Cabrera

Patient Transporter,
Steps: 25,187

 Dianne Kane-McGunigle

Personal Trainer,
Absolutely Fit Hingham
Steps: 12,972

 Bill & Diana Lee

Legendary Boston Red Sox pitcher (and wife)
Steps: 15,004 & 15,429