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Endo Wellness Challenge 2021

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Join the Challenge: Sept. 22-26

As life starts to feel more normal again, why not aim for extraordinary? The Endo Wellness Challenge is here to help you regain your mojo after a year-and-a-half of stress and uncertainty. Join us to spread positive vibes that benefit many aspects of our daily lives. Let’s get motivated again, together. Are you up to the challenge?

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Leaderboard

Are you keeping pace with colleagues, friends and family! Check out your standing on our Endo Wellness Challenge Leaderboard, and remember that you can bank a few extra steps by participating in our Bonus Activities.

Registration

Staying active has proven beneficial for both physical and mental health, so join us in getting that heart rate going and feeling invigorated to take on the new normal with your best feet forward. Engage family members and friends, and challenge yourselves to be your personal best and promote healthy competition. Everyone wins when we take better care of ourselves, and our specialty is a victor when it is supported -- so let’s get moving with some Endo Strong participation!

The Endo Wellness Challenge starts on Wednesday, September 22 at 12:01 a.m. CDT and ends on Sunday, September 26 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Participants can track their steps using their own personal Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, or the step trackers integrated on their iPhone/Android smartphone via Apple Health or Google Fit.

To Join:

  1. Download the "Endo Wellness Challenge" app from the Apple App Store or on Google Play.
  2. Complete the registration and pairing process.
  3. Start moving!
    • To sync your step/activity data to the app, select "Tap to sync steps" at the top of the dashboard.
    • Note that your steps will only count from the time you first pair your activity tracker.
    • Please sync your step data at least one time per 24 hour period and before the Challenge end time to ensure all your steps count!
  4. Earn more steps with Bonus Activities!
    • On the Challenge app's main dashboard, tap the Bonus Activities selector.
    • Press the Scan-In or Donate button and follow the app instructions to receive your bonus steps.

If you participated in last year's Challenge, be sure to download this year's app. You can still log in using the email address you registered with last year by selecting "I already have an account," at the top of the in-app registration page. If you can't remember your password, you can use the Forgot Password feature.

Note: Apps are supported on the three most recent major iOS versions (e.g., iOS 14, 13, 12, 11) and the four most recent major Android OS versions (e.g., Android 10, 9, 8, 7) that have not been customized by the manufacturer.

Endo Wellness Challenge Prizes

All participants who reach the cumulative Step Goal Levels listed here will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize. You will only be entered into the drawing for the highest level you have reached at the end of the Challenge.

Dental Professionals Step Goal Prizes

90k+ Steps

Receive a complimentary registration to AAE22, April 27-30, 2022, in Phoenix and online.
(Valued at up to $1,789.)

70k+ Steps

Receive a complimentary registration to Insight Track: Stress and Endodontics, Nov. 4-6, 2021, in San Diego and online.
(Valued at up to $1,519.)

50k+ Steps

Receive a complimentary subscription to Endo On Demand for the 2020-21 year. (Valued at up to $575.)

Friends & Family Step Goal Prizes

90k+ Steps

Receive a $75 Amazon gift card.

70k+ Steps

Receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

50k+ Steps

Receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

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Challenge prize winners will be contacted via email and their names posted on AAE and Foundation social media channels by September 29, 2021.

Bonus Activities

Bank a few more steps to climb up the leaderboard.

Engage in multiple bonus activities to earn more steps and achieve your goals. Once the Challenge has started, you will earn bonus steps for each completed activity. Select the "Bonus Activities" icon to claim your points:

2,000 Steps

Make a gift to the Foundation during the Challenge and receive a QR code by email to scan for your bonus steps. Limit of one scan per day during the Challenge.

1,500 Steps

Watch a video from Coltene to access a QR code you can scan for bonus steps. Limit of one scan during the Challenge.

1,500 Steps

Watch the Plank Challenge video from Sonendo to access a QR code you can scan for bonus steps. Limit of one scan per day during the Challenge.

1,000 Steps

Post on the  AAE Connection Wellness Challenge Thread about your participation and receive a QR code to scan for your bonus steps. Limit of one scan during the Challenge.

(AAE members only. Please allow up to 24 hours to receive the bonus step QR code. Post before 11 p.m. CT on Sept. 25 to ensure you have time to make the bonus steps count.)

100 Steps

Select the Donate option from the Bonus Activities selector in the app to automatically receive 100 bonus steps.

Learn more about the Foundation's work to support the wellness of the endodontic specialty and make a donation to receive a QR code for an additional 2,000 bonus steps.

What is Endo Wellness?

Getting back in action isn't something you'll do alone when you participate in the Endo Wellness Challenge. Your step count will be added to the step count of every other participant, reminding us all that we aren't alone in seeking wellness, taking time for ourselves, and celebrating our endo community.

In addition to supporting physical and mental well-being amongst endodontists, dental office staff, students, and friends and family, we wanted to take this opportunity to focus on the wellness of the endodontic specialty.

The Foundation’s programs and funding opportunities are in place to support the wellness of your endodontic career. With grants for education and research, and support for endodontic fellowships and endowed faculty positions, the Foundation’s programming is the basis for a healthy, thriving specialty. Ensure the strength and wellness of our philanthropic endodontic organization with a contribution to compliment your Endo Wellness Challenge experience.

Looking to add another component to your Endo Wellness Challenge experience? Up the ante with a contribution to the Foundation for Endodontics.

In addition to the Bonus Activities, we suggest trying some of these other ideas that foster healthy competition and contribute to the longevity of the specialty by supporting the Foundation.

Match a dollar contribution for each step or mile completed with a friend.

Bet on yourself by donating $5 per mile achieved.

Challenge colleagues to a "step bet." Everyone contributes a set amount, and the person who does not meet the established goal doubles their donation.

Coltene Endo

Coltene has generously agreed to match donations made during the Endo Wellness Challenge dollar-for-dollar up to $2,500. Join them in furthering the Foundation's mission to support endodontics by providing resources and funding for research, education and outreach.

Endo Wellness Challenge Guidelines

The Endo Wellness Challenge is complimentary for all participants. Consider showing appreciation for the Challenge with a donation to the Foundation for Endodontics. Remember, you can earn bonus steps and improve your standing on the leaderboard by pressing Donate in the Bonus Activities selector in the app. You'll also be rewarded with a QR code worth 2,000 steps if you make a contribution during the Challenge.

Participation Rules and Waiver 

Participants of the Endo Wellness Challenge (“Challenge”) must be 18 years of age or older and must download the 2021 Endo Wellness Challenge App.

Your participation in the Challenge is governed by the  AAE Code of Conduct for Virtual Events, as well as the Heka Health Terms of Use.

In participating in the Challenge, abide by all local stay-at-home orders and social distancing and face coverings orders or recommendations.

All federal, state and local laws apply.

I release the American Association of Endodontists and The Foundation for Endodontics from any liability resulting from my participation in the Endo Wellness Challenge, the acceptance and use of any prizes awarded, and injury or death and damages to any property related to the Challenge.

Privacy

Your privacy is important to the American Association of Endodontists and The Foundation for Endodontics and AAE’s use of your personal data is subject to AAE’s Privacy Policy. The personal data you share with Heka Health when downloading the app will be used by the American Association of Endodontists and The Foundation for Endodontics related to your participation in the Endo Wellness Challenge. Your nickname will be displayed on the leaderboard posted on the AAE’s microsite and in daily Challenge emails.

The Endo Wellness Challenge was built in partnership with Heka Health. If you have any questions, visit the Challenge FAQ, contact the Heka Health support team or email info@hekahealth.com.