Manulife Malaysia once again joined hands with PeopleGiving by Manulife to challenge participants to complete 10,000 steps, at the Walk2Inspire 2018. This project, in its second year, promotes healthy living by encouraging people to be more active. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who walk just 6,000 steps a day have a 40% lower risk of dying early than if they were active for fewer than 30 minutes a week, or 500 steps a day.
In the early morning of 29 September 2018, which is also World Heart Day, over 500 participants, corporate partners, sponsors and volunteers gathered at Taman Pudu Ulu, Cheras. It was a carnival-like atmosphere with game booths and inflatable setup. Before the walk kicked-off, an entertaining Zumba session got everyone’s heart pumping.
Seven of Manulife Malaysia’s Senior Management raised funds for two heart-related organisations; National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM) and Institut Jantung Negara Foundation (IJNF). The total amount collected through registration fee and fundraising were RM46,000.