FitBit to Donate Up to $500,000 to the National MS Society

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FitBit has chosen the** National MS Society** to be one of three national charities to participate in the 2015 #FitForGood challenge and you can help them win up to $500,000!!

Fitbit is giving away a total of $1 million -- and your steps help determine how the money is divided between the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Heart Association, and American Diabetes Association.

From November 9-20, 2015, the charity that collects the most steps will claim the grand prize of $500,000. Second place winner gets $350,000 and third takes home $150,000. So everybody wins, but only one charity wins the biggest piece of the pie.

How can you participate? It’s easy.

Dust off your FitBit. Sign up for one of the charity teams. Get to Walking!!

Don’t have a FitBit? No problem.

You can still participate by downloading the free Fitbit mobile app and using the Mobile Tracker. (Visit Fitbit.com/fitforgood and select "I need a Fitbit Tracker" and then click the "Mobile Tracker" link).

Want to help your charity receive Bonus Steps?

FitBit will attribute 1,000 additional “bonus steps” in a given day to your chosen FitForGood Charity when you use social sharing to spread the news. Although you can share as many times as you like, you will only receive Social Share Bonus Steps one time per day during the two-week #FitForGood campaign.

Don’t forget to sync your FitBit to the #FitForGood platform before midnight (PT) on November 20, 2015 to ensure that your steps are included in your charity’s total number of steps.

Are you read to get fit for good?

Please join me in being active during the next two weeks and contributing to one of three important patient advocacy groups at the same time. The more people who participate, the better.

Now get to walking!** More Helpful Information:**

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Lisa Emrich is author of the award-winning blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers. Follow Lisa on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.