Sunday, October 27, 2013

Pause… Walk For A Cause@Guardian Walkathon 2013

Yesterday a meaningful day for us. It is Guardian Walkathon 2013. In its continuous efforts to generate health awareness,  Guardian, a renowned leading health, beauty and personal care chain in Malaysia, raised funds for the National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM), National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM) and the National Council of Senior Citizens’ Organisation Malaysia (NACSCOM) through a charity walkathon recently at iCity Shah Alam. 

The eager participants came as early as 7.00am to warm up with exercises as they prepared themselves to take the 3km and 8km routes respectively. After the walk around the vicinity of iCity Shah Alam is an initiative to Walk For A Cause each participant were given a goodie bag and a pass which enables them access to iCity’s Waterworld, Snowalk and TrickArt Museum.

The walkathon is aimed at highlighting the importance of a healthy and balanced lifestyle in addition to raising funds for a worthy cause. This year’s walkathon raised RM48,000 in total, with RM24,000 from the public and RM24,000 matched by Guardian. NASAM, NASOM and NACSCOM each received RM16,000.

The walkathon garnered more than 2500 participants, as more Malaysians are taking their health seriously and getting involved with recreational and sports activities that the entire family can enjoy.
Before the flag off, the participants enjoyed a warm up session by fitness instructor and trainer, Adasandha.  The general participants completed the 3km and 8km walks whilst 82 representatives from NASAM, 16 NACSCOM senior citizens and 26 representatives from NASOM  finished their dedicated 1km and 3km routes respectively.  After the walk, the activities continued with fun and games on stage, product samplings, Jazzercise by Adasandha and lucky draw for all!
Second picture above my children with me.
We have so much fun at Guardian Walkathon 2013. :D


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