8th Kordel's Charity Fun Walk 2016 @ Padang Merbok

August 08, 2016

The 8th Kordel's Charity Fun Walk builds momentum as impending national public health burden looms with the ageing population (aged 65 and older), according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), increasing by 16 % worldwide by 2050 from 524 million in 2010.

This year, the walk recorded its highest number of participants ever and I am glad to participant in the event and create awareness on osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis is common causes of limb joint and spine arthritis with a prevalence of around the region of 10-20% of the adult population. Keeping joints such as knees, hips and elbow healthy is important to allow us run, walk, jump, active in sports and do things that we like.

Kordel's is at the forefront of introducing several promising agents that may help to retard the progression of osteoarthritis and may slow down the progression of cartilage degradation. In combination with healthy eating and staying physically active, both non-modifiable (ageing, gender, genetics) and modifiable (weight, lifestyle) risk factors can be mitigated.

The 7km walk began at 6.00am at Padang Merbok. Before the run, the organizer brief us regarding safety follow by light exercise to warm up our body before the walk.

Finishing medal and goodies bag will be given to participants that completed the walk. After the walk, participants enjoyed light and healthy breakfast offered at several stalls and food trucks. Participants also drop by the photo booth to take a picture and more fun activities has been lined up such as lucky draws and health check-ups.

The Kordel's Charity Fun Walk 2016 able collected a total of fund of RM 42,500. The fund will be channelled to Artritis Foundation Malaysia, non-profit organisation and create awareness of arthritis. For more information regarding regarding Kordel's , please follow them on Facebook.

Photo Credit : Kordel's fanpage

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