BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

FitBit user (FitForGood challenge)

Fitbit users will be able to track their steps while also raising money for charity as part of this November’s FitForGood challenge.

Users who register for the challenge will make walking commitments to support one of three charities: the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The charity with the most steps at the end of the challenge will receive a $500,000 donation from Fitbit. The runner-up will receive $350,000, with $150,000 donated to the third charity.

Fitbit will record each participant’s steps for 11 days, from Nov. 9 to Nov. 20.

Being physically active while supporting a good cause is doubly positive, said AHA spokesperson Jason Martinez.

“AHA believes that an individual’s health can be positively impacted by being physically active,” Martinez said. “Allowing people the opportunity to give back is a great motivation to get more active.”

Fitbit users can register for the challenge through the Fitbit app or by visiting fitbit.com/fitforgood. Registration is free.