By Boris Esono N
Football Writer kick442.com, Cameroon
The maiden edition of the Njalla Quan walk dubbed the “Walk for Life” in partnerhip with The Grey Lab has taken place in the seaside resort town of Limbe. The 10.4 km walk stretched from the Bota Regional Hospital to the Njalla Quan Sport Academy.
According to organizers it was a way of making people aware of their health and certain diseases that may affect them without proper care.
The sport walk that had over a hundred people that took part in the walk was under the theme: “stay active, live healthy.”
“I hope that after this the message will be absorbed and in our little way we shall all progress towards living a healthy lifestyle,” Henry Njalla Quan junior told kick442.com.
The President, Henry Njalla Quan has revealed that plans are on the pipeline to extend the Walk for Life out of the town of Limbe.
Henry Njalla Quan Junior added: “It is going to happen in the near future. In the coming months we will be meeting the mayors of other cities to discuss our project and I do not see any reason they will say no.”
We will look at holding the event simultaneously in other cities or each year we have a couple of cities that will host The Walk for Life.
The four-day event began with a screening exercise on December 16 at the Limbe Community field. It was then extended to the Limbe 1, 3 communities. Statistics gotten indicates that over 500 people were screened for diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.
To Dr Ekiti Martin, CEO of The Grey Lab, the sport walk was a resounding success. To him, such a walk was organized to make people stay physically active and healthy. “Good health is a prerequisite for any activity. You need to be active to be healthy. Nobody is too young,” Dr Ekiti Martin told kick442.com.
“We encourage everyone to get out of the house for a swim, walk, or hiking. Fako is bless with numerous areas for that. Everyone should get out to be active and healthy.”
The sport walk that brought together young and old was presided by the representative of the Prime Minister Head of Government Madam Beltha Doh, who doubles as the Board chair of SONARA, one of the sponsors for The Walk for Life.
A raffle draw was conducted with participants going home with books, a TV set amongst others.
93-year-old Ida Malet, one of the oldest participants for the Walk for Life was also given a prize for being the oldest participant.
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