The Research “moon walkers” logged the most miles of any team on the
Davenport campus as part of Moon Walk 2006.
Last spring, Palmer’s Davenport campus took part in
Moon Walk 2006, in conjunction with the Wellness
Champions of the Quad City Health Initiative.
Developed by the Illinois cities of Rockford and Peoria
in 2004, this year’s event encouraged Quad Cities
residents to compete against the other cities to see
which community could first walk 477,400 miles—
the distance from Earth to the Moon and back.
Walkers kept track of their mileage with pedometers.
Participants who contributed with other forms of
exercise recorded their mileage using a special
While the walk was set to end on June 30, the Quad
Cities community completed the walk in record time,
finishing in mid-May. Palmer’s Davenport campus team
was the area’s second largest contributor with a total
of 45,416.37 miles. The department that made the
greatest effort was the Research Department, whose
24 participants moon-walked 5,631.27 miles.