Fiji Time: 3:19 PM on Wednesday 25 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Bid to raise awareness

Torika Tokalau
Friday, April 11, 2014

IN their bid to contribute towards the awareness of rheumatic heart disease, Westpac staff will hold their second morning walk on June 7.

Westpac head of marketing Nirmala Nambiar said the event would be dedicated to rheumatic heart disease awareness week which begins on June 2.

"Since rheumatic heart disease is a non-communicable disease, Westpac has come forward to support the cause," Ms Nambiar said.

She said they were looking forward to support from corporate houses and government departments.

"We want them to encourage their staff to participate as part of their health and wellness initiative."

The first morning walk was held last month with about people across 11 centres taking part.

"The theme is Brisk it or Risk it which is all about having an active life and plenty of exercise, good food and regular health checks," said Westpac general manager Adrian Hughes.

"We are all part of the problem and these walks are all about becoming a small part of the solution by spreading the word about living a healthy lifestyle.

"The objective this year is to co-host four walks in 11 locations across Fiji and our target is to reach 20,000 walkers, a 50 per cent increase from last year's walks."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62450.6055
JPY 52.949449.9494
GBP 0.32420.3162
EUR 0.42680.4148
NZD 0.71190.6789
AUD 0.66510.6401
USD 0.47760.4606

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Hayne, Ryan miss out
  2. Heroes welcomed by excited crowd
  3. Hayne, Ryan, nowhere in sight
  4. Vodafone Fiji 7s heroes have arrived
  5. Kicking and screaming in the jungle
  6. Heroes back home
  7. FNPF money by deception: woman charged
  8. Welcome home boys
  9. Fiji offers help
  10. Police probe death

Top Stories this Week

  1. A costly 'blunder' Saturday (21 May)
  2. Woman fronts court over FNPF cheques Thursday (19 May)
  3. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers Tuesday (24 May)
  4. Where to after Rio Thursday (19 May)
  5. Ryan gutted Tuesday (24 May)
  6. 7s taboo Friday (20 May)
  7. Hayne's Rio barrier Monday (23 May)
  8. Senior citizen's alleged murder angers police Saturday (21 May)
  9. Ryan eyes Olympics gold Saturday (21 May)
  10. Family, friends bid farewell to navy officer Sunday (22 May)