What’s better than getting together with a few hundred of your closest friends for bit of exercise?
How about getting that exercise while your friends are colorfully-clad and running to raise awareness for the visually impaired?
Hundreds of USANA Associates from throughout Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines were joined by friends, family and business associates on May 23 to participate in an entertaining evening comprised of fun group warm-up sessions, mob dances and, finally, a challenging 8K run.
This year’s event more than doubled its participation number compared to last year and showcased the USANA lifestyle to a diverse crowd dominated by the Gen-Y demographic.
USANA Associate leaders not only rallied support among their teams, friends and family to participate in the race, but many of them led program activities leading up to the run. The informal nature of the event allowed for a fun, relaxing way for USANA Malaysia to share what our USANA culture and lifestyle is all about with the hundreds of participants not affiliated with USANA.
Events were kicked off in dramatic fashion with a ceremonial torch lighting that was emblematic of the run’s theme as well as symbolic of the run’s greater cause to help the visually impaired community in Malaysia.
Time was kept during the 8K run to add a bit of spice to the event and challenge those who wanted a bit of healthy competition. Everyone did a great job but two runners really stood out and we’re proud to announce the winners of the Men’s and Women’s categories:
Men’s Winner — Daniel Lai Yew Jun in a time of 0:35:00
Women’s Winner — Carol Yin Hoong in a time of 0:51:16
Congratulations to Daniel and Carol!
The real winners of the day were those that generously donated to an important cause.
Proceeds raised at the specific USANA Run programme will be donated to the visually impaired community in Malaysia where cataract and uncorrected refractive errors are still the leading causes of blindness. Although these conditions are readily treatable, the accessibility and availability of eye care services are barriers to country is hoping to overcome.
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