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Malaysians Walked Over A Million Miles for Heart Health

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1,165,879 miles achieved in NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS’ first Walk A Million Miles virtual event

Over 16,000 Malaysians walked a total of 1,165,879 miles this World Heart Month for the NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS Walk A Million Miles event. The success of the month-long virtual event saw NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS fulfil its pledge to donate RM100,000 to Yayasan Jantung Malaysia (YJM) and Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) Foundation.

Sharing the same vision of creating a heart-healthy nation, NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS has been working closely with YJM and IJN Foundation to raise awareness on the importance of heart health and on the issues affecting it, for the past 20 years. High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and affects 8 million adults in Malaysia. Fast-paced lives, sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diet choices lead to high cholesterol levels.

“The success of our Walk A Million Miles event makes us very happy,” said Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad. “This is such a meaningful way to mark the 20th anniversary of our heart health campaign. At NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS, we’re extremely proud of this result, which reflects our commitment to have an impact on the health of Malaysians. The event has helped increased awareness on heart health. Through the entire month of September, Malaysians from all walks of life and all over the country have walked together to support heart health associations while helping their own health.”

“We are now honored to present the donations to our partners YJM and IJN Foundation. I want to wholeheartedly thank all those who participated.”

Adapting to the “new normal”, Nestlé revamped its plans for its annual Walk-A-Mile initiative, introducing the Walk A Million Miles movement in conjunction with the campaign’s 20th anniversary. Aimed at encouraging Malaysians to walk daily and practising a healthy lifestyle to care for their heart health and to support heart patients in need, NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS pledged to donate RM100,000 to long-standing health partners YJM and IJN Foundation when Malaysians cumulatively achieve the one million miles goal together throughout September, brought together in a safe virtual event.

NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS Walk A Million Miles cheque giving ceremony. From left to right: Yang Amat Berbahagia Toh Puan Dato’ Seri Dr. Hajjah Aishah Ong, Chairman, Institut Jantung Negara Foundation; Encik Fakhrulrazi Muhthar, Senior Executive, Institut Jantung Negara Foundation; Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad; Lam Pui Yuee, Business Executive Officer, Milks Business Unit, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad; Dato Dr. Aljafri bin Abdul Majid, HON. Treasurer, Yayasan Jantung Malaysia; Puan Hjh Ainon Kuntom, Director, Yayasan Jantung Malaysia.

NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS aims to combat high cholesterol and help to make Malaysia a heart healthier nation. To complement a heart healthy active lifestyle, NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS also encourages Malaysians to eat heart-healthy meals to manage their cholesterol levels. This includes drinking two servings of NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS daily because it contains ActiCol®, 1.2g plant sterol, which is proven effective to lower cholesterol.

For tips to maintain a heart healthy routine with NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS, visit www.facebook.com/NestleOmegaPlus.

About NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS
NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS is the only milk that has ActiCol®, 1.2g plant sterol that is proven effective to help lower cholesterol by blocking the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream. This reduced fat milk is also high in calcium to keep bones strong and contains Omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids. 2 servings a day together with a healthy lifestyle has been scientifically proven to lower cholesterol levels1. NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS milk is available in a variety of formats to suit your needs. Choose from a range of powder, ready-to-drink UHT, and convenient sachet of milk with Oats formats. Now also available in dark chocolate ready-to-drink UHT variant, a healthy and delicious addition to the range.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/NestleOmegaPlus.

About Nestlé Malaysia
Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer and a leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness, is headquartered in Switzerland. Since 1866, Nestlé has been committed to providing high quality, tasty, safe and nutritious products to our consumers, in line with our promise of Good Food, Good Life. Nourishing Malaysians since 1912, Nestlé has earned the trust of our consumers through our quality brands and products, as well as our commitment to improve the lives of the communities in which we operate. At Nestlé, our consumers are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to delight our consumers by offering the best quality products; staying true to our Swiss roots while maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity. To learn more about how we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century, do visit www.nestle.com.my or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Nestle.Malaysia


Contacts

Maxine Lim
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad
Tel: (+603) 7965 6650
Mobile: +6012 353 1337
E-mail: [email protected]

Emilina Jedin
Ogilvy Malaysia
Mobile: +6018 287 1458
E-mail: [email protected]


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