Ten East Texas organizations received checks thanks to a wellness program.
Wednesday was the celebration luncheon for the Brookshire Brothers "Walk for Charity 2007" wellness program.
Each employee was assigned to a team to see how many steps they could walk. The top teams would get to donate money to a charity of their choice.
Lori Elizondo's team finished on top giving the American Cancer Society a $2,500 check. Her goal was to get 10-thousand steps a day, and she said some days that was difficult.
Elizondo said, "It was hard. Yes, I would have to force myself to get off the couch to go walk down the road and back to get my steps."