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Published: 04/16/2019

– Excellus BlueCross BlueShield promotes healthy lifestyles by continuing sponsorship of Destiny USA’s Walking Program —

Syracuse, NY (April 16, 2019) – For years, avid walkers have taken advantage of the perfect weather inside Destiny USAand strutting their stuff. Once again, Destiny USA is proud to announce that Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, a provider of high-quality, affordable health insurance coverage to about 1.5 million people across upstate New York, will sponsor the Walking Program for the rest of the year.

“Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is pleased to sponsor the Destiny USA Walking Program, which supports our mission of improving the health of people in the community we serve,” said Jim Reed, regional president, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. “As a nonprofit organization that has been serving the health insurance coverage needs of upstate New Yorkers for more than 80 years, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield encourages everyone to make walking a regular part of their exercise routine. The Walking Program at Destiny USA is a great opportunity for people to do that, rain or shine.”

Special markers placed on the 1st floor of the complex create a set path of 1.2 miles for mall walkers to follow. In total, there are 3 miles of indoor walking space at Destiny USA, spanning four levels, highlighted on Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s “Fearless Steps Forward” website available at https://tinyurl.com/yytp6kfh.

“We are thrilled that Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is continuing to help us promote healthy lifestyles,” said Destiny USA Director of Marketing Nikita Jankowski. “We have quite a lot of room to work with, and we like to encourage our guests to use it.”

Walking maps, and materials to help track mileage and better understand how to combine healthy living, eating and exercise, will be available at Destiny USA’s Guest Service locations, found on the first level underneath the carousel or on the third level outside of TGI Fridays.

The Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Walking Program has been in place since 2016. Mall walking at Destiny USA is always open to the public and free of charge.

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