- NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS’s month-long Walk A Million Miles event returns this September, for the third year running
- Themed JOM MALAYSIA, LANGKAH BERSAMA, JANTUNG DIJAGA, Walk A Million Miles 2022 aims to empower Malaysians to walk towards a heart-healthy nation
- NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS will donate RM100,000 to YJM and IJNF in support of heart patients in need, upon achievement of one million miles collectively
NESTLE OMEGA PLUS’s month-long Walk A Million Miles event returns this September, for the third year running. Themed ‘Jom Malaysia, Langkah Bersama, Jantung Dijaga’, Walk A Million Miles 2022 aims to inspire Malaysians across the nation to pledge for their heart health and start walking together for 30 days this September during World Heart Month.
“According to the Ministry of Health Malaysia high cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, the main killer disease which affects more than 8 million adults in Malaysia. As the leading heart health advocate in Malaysia, NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS has been championing heart health awareness for over 20 years, bringing issues affecting heart health, including high cholesterol, to the forefront. This is why we work with partners like Yayasan Jantung Malaysia (YJM) and Institut Jantung Negara Foundation (IJNF) to organize events like Walk A Million Miles,” said Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer of NESTLÉ Malaysia.
“To date, more than 25,000 Malaysians have participated in the NESTLE OMEGA PLUS Walk A Million Miles from all over the nation and together we have walked over 2.5 million miles through our two previous editions. This year, we want to galvanize even more Malaysians to join us in this fight against heart disease and cholesterol. We urge Malaysians to take care of their own heart health as well as to encourage their friends, families and colleagues at work to join us in this journey towards a heart healthy nation,” he added.
To further empower Malaysians to start walking to fight heart diseases and high cholesterol together towards a heart healthy nation, NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS pledges to donate RM100,000 to long-standing partners Yayasan Jantung Malaysia (YJM) and Institut Jantung Negara Foundation (IJNF) in support of heart patients in need upon the achievement of one million miles collectively for Walk A Million Miles 2022.
“We are thankful to NESTLE OMEGA PLUS and the public who have contributed to YJM through this meaningful walking initiative through the years. This has helped support our halfway house community initiative offering affordable accommodation to low-income families who have heart patients undergoing treatment at nearby hospitals,” says Dato’ Dr. Aljafri Abdul Majid, Chairman of YJM.
Toh Puan Dr Aishah Ong, Chairman of IJNF said, “We are truly grateful that we’re able to support the medical treatment and surgery costs of underprivileged heart patients. We would like to save lives of as many underprivileged heart patients as possible and welcome corporates to partner and contribute towards our mission as how NESTLE OMEGA PLUS have been supporting us.”
Based on statistics in Malaysia, heart diseases increase with age especially for those who are above 40 years of age. Fast-paced lives, sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets are among the factors that lead to high cholesterol levels. Fortunately, risk factors such as high cholesterol can be minimized with a healthy, balanced diet and active lifestyle. Walking an average of 30 minutes or more a day combined with a balanced diet can lower cholesterol.
Lam Pui Yuee, Business Executive Officer, Milks Business Unit, Nestlé (Malaysia) said, “To support Malaysians in their journey to better heart health, NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS range of products have been developed with the Malaysian consumers in mind. 1.2g of ACTICOL plant sterols in two glasses of NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS a day is proven to effectively lower cholesterol levels.”
“To encourage more Malaysians to get on this journey, we also just launched the NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS Dark Choc in powder format, made with the goodness of milk and delicious cocoa. We want to entice Malaysians with variety and great taste, so they feel good and enjoy themselves while managing their cholesterol levels. So, this September, make sure you sign up for Walk A Million Miles, because walking with NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS Dark Choc, trust me, heart health has never tasted better,” she adds.
This year, Malaysians can participate in the Walk A Million Miles for FREE, from wherever they are, by signing up for the Walk A Million Miles 2022 challenge within the BookDoc app.
To qualify for exciting entitlements, weekly and lucky draw prizes, participants can also participate under the paid entry with a token fee of only RM25 per entry. Upon achievement of a minimum of 150K steps, paid entry qualifiers will receive their exclusive Walk a Million Miles Finisher T-shirt and NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS products and vouchers worth up to RM60.