Walk Out On Your Job

Walk Out On Your Job

Each spring, Activate Buffalo County promotes a healthy workplace by joining with local businesses to collectively walk out on the work that keeps us tied to our desk chairs. This lunch-time walk has become a staple in our community that re-energizes our local workforce and helps them take one small step toward a healthy lifestyle.

In 2017, we had 1,208 local employees signed up to walk from 52 different organizations. Of that total, over 900 employees chose to walk at their own worksites. That just goes to show that our community is ready and willing to make walking part of a regular workday in a regular work environment.

We’ll be publishing details of the next Walk Out On Your Job in the spring of 2018. In the meantime, check out this infographic to learn just one way you can further encourage walking where you work!

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If you have any questions about how you can get involved, contact:

Becky Squiers
(308) 865-2287


A Special Thank You to Our 2017 Corporate Sponsors

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

Because of the pivotal role we play, Eaton is committed to creating and maintaining powerful customer relationships built on a foundation of excellence. From the products we manufacture to our dedicated customer service and support, we know what’s important to you.


Cash-Wa is a family-owned food service distributor who has been serving the community for over 85 years.  We provide quality foodservice products to customers located across ten states from our company headquarters in Kearney, NE.


Throughout the past several years Region 3 has been involved in efforts to transform the behavioral health system in Central and South Central Nebraska. Our system has evolved, moved in a positive direction and has an appropriate mix of services and supports for individuals across the lifespan who experience a behavioral health challenge. As the needs of those we serve change Region 3 strives to provide leadership and direction in shaping a system that changes to meet these needs.


The City of Kearney includes more than just our city’s government. All government services, as well as city departments and services are included. That means parks and recreation, public safety and police, utilies and entities like the Peterson Senior Center and Meadowlard Hills Golf Course fall under the umbrella of the City of Kearney.


Good Samaritan offers a wide variety of specialty services to treat many medical conditions, however we also feel that preventative medicine is an important part of health care. In our Health and Wellness section you’ll find more information about our state-of-the-art Wellness Center and links to a variety of resources that will help you bone up on good health! 


Sara Giboney is an integrative nutrition health coach, 200-hour certified yoga teacher, group fitness instructor and blogger. She’s the owner of Sweet Success Health Coaching, LLC. 

As a health coach, Sara serves as a supportive mentor and wellness guide who works with clients to help them feel their best through food and lifestyle changes. 

Sara also works in the community to promote healthy living. She helped bring outdoor fitness equipment to Yanney Heritage Park, is a volunteer for Girls on the Run Kearney and is a member of Activate Buffalo County.

Activate Buffalo County

We are committed to creating a healthy community by providing education and resources in order to make the healthy choice the easy choice.