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. 
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.

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 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.