PeopleGiving hosted its very first walkathon, Walk2Inspire, on 13 August 2017 in collaboration with Manulife and KLCC Runners Group. Held in Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, the charity walk saw over 450 participants, all geared up and ready to take their first step towards living a healthier lifestyle.

The idea was driven by the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation for all to walk 10,000 steps daily to improve health and reduce the risks of diseases. Based on that fact, participants of Walk2Inspire were challenged to walk 10,000 steps as a starting point towards their journey to better health.

Seven of PeopleGiving’s charity partners were invited to act as the beneficiaries for this event: Arthritis Foundation Malaysia, National Stroke Association Malaysia, National Kidney Foundation, National Cancer Society Malaysia, Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Welfare Association. As such, participants had the opportunity to speak with the survivors about their journey as well as learn more about the various causes that they were representing during the walk.

Of course, this meaningful event would not have been a success without its many sponsors who joined in on the initiative. A few of its Gold and Silver sponsors were M101 Group and Ipserverone Solutions. Not forgetting its official apparel sponsor Brooks, as well as the supportive sponsors like Nivea, Ebizu, Premia, Manulife, Guardian, Dequadin, and LifeJuice.

Together, Walk2Inspire has raised a total of RM80,000 and RM44,000 will be distributed equally amongst the seven beneficiaries, to help more survivors of their respective health causes in their recovery journeys.