FITNESS CONCEPT DONATION DRIVE CONTRIBUTED RM20,000 TO THE HEART FOUNDATION OF MALAYSIA.
September 2010 – Fitness Concept Specialist Chain Sdn Bhd has donated RM20,000 to the Heart Foundation of Malaysia through the Fitness Concept Donation Drive campaign.
The Donation Drive was initiated in conjunction with the Fitness Concept Corporate Social Responsibility Program that was launched in March this year. The donation is made all the more special because Fitness Concept has funded RM5 for every km that the public achieved when they workout at least a minimum of 1km on any of the cardio fitness equipment be it a treadmill, cross trainer or an exercise bike during the Fitness Concept roadshows. So far, Fitness Concept has ran over 20 roadshows nationwide and a total of 3,629 kilometres was recorded.
The Heart Foundation of Malaysia (Yayasan Jantung Malaysia) was chosen because it carries the same beliefand objective which is to promotea healthy lifestyle and increase public awareness towards the heart disease. Fitness Concept has been supporting the foundation since year 2006 whereby Fitness Concept had sponsored RM30,000 worth of fitness equipment in helping them to build a gymnasium and rehabilitation room at their new building.
At the ceremony, Chairman of the Heart Foundation of Malaysia, Datuk Dr. J S Sambhi, thanked Fitness Concept, a subsidiary of Transmark Group of Companies for their continuous support and donation to the foundation. He stressed that the generous contribution from the public and private sectors is important as it plays a critical role in funding its operation and research projects. The Chairman also mentioned that the Foundation would like to explore further on the feasibility of working together with Fitness Concept more closely in the near future as heart disease death rates and stroke deaths have been increasing at an alarming rate and has become the No. 1 killer.