For the participants, they not only benefitted from a morning of healthy activities but went home knowing that their effort benefitted hundreds of orphans and needy children of 15 charity homes.
In conjunction with the walkathon, Guardian Malaysia donated a total of RM300,000 to 15 homes across the country. Each home received RM20,000. Part of the charity funds came from the Walkathon ticket sales, but the bulk of the RM300,000 came from Guardian Malaysia. Representatives of three of the homes received their cheques from Christina Low, Marketing Director at the prize presentation ceremony. They are from the Rumah Penyayang Ulin Nuha; Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Yatim Muhammad Al-Fateh, Pusat Jagaan Pertubuhan Anak-Anak Yatim Darul Aminan.
Now in its 7th year, the walkathon has always included a charity element, with funds raised for various different causes.
To enable their business partners to join in the fun in a special way, a 100 metre Corporate Mascot Dash was also held.
The winner of the Most Outstanding Costume Competition received Guardian vouchers worth RM1,000. Ten others received consolation prizes of RM100 Guardian vouchers each.