McMillan Woods Global & Tropicana Metropark succeeds to organize 100,000 Steps Challenge, raising RM100K for the Blind Association

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McMillan Woods Global, through their CSR arm McM Cares, successfully organized the McMillan Woods 100,000 Steps Challenge at the Tropicana Metropark, a prestigious development by Tropicana Corporation Berhad, to raise RM100,000 for the National Council of the Blind, Malaysia (NCBM) and the additional funds is to support the Old Folks Homes. McM Cares program has contributed over USD200,000 (RM812,900) since its inception to various charities. It aims to address the global challenges of climate change, education and poverty alleviation. Newly crowned Miss Cosmopolitan World First Runner Up Winner, Christine Chai as the Ambassador and Mr. Moses Choo, Executive Director of NCBM were present for the awards & closing ceremony.

Thanks to the McM Cares Charity Walk, funding for 50 braille machines will now be purchased for NCBM to assist the blind to communicate more effectively. In addition to that, McM Cares also successfully managed to raise additional funds to support the Old Folks homes in caring for the elderly.

Christine Chai, Ambassador of the McMillan Woods 100,000 Steps Challenge said, “A charity program like this is a good reminder to us all to take time out from our busy schedule and contribute back to society. McM Cares has done a phenomenal job at creating awareness of the blind people needs that is the braille machines, which greatly improves the life of the blind people. I am glad that I am able to do my part for the society.”

The 100,000 Steps Challenge is recognized by the Malaysia Book of Records for the achievers of the 100,000 steps, which is equivalent to traveling 75km, a daunting task that took a lot of perseverance and determination. Mr. Lim Guan Gin (65), a retired remisier, broke the record yesterday after a grueling 15 hours walk in the name of charity through the beautiful urban greenery landscape of Tropicana Metropark. A total of 13 participants managed to be achievers of the 100,000 steps challenge.

The event is supported by Tourism Malaysia as it is categorized as an international event with participations from Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Iran, Albania and India.

This international caliber 100,000 Steps Challenge attracted many supportive sponsors and to name a few, the like of Bagman for backpacks, T-Shirts from Ultron, Medals and Trophies from Unique Supreme, MyDin for drinks and cookies, Pensonic for achiever gifts, Tourism Malaysia for door gifts among many others to include Fitbit pedometer watches for the achievers who persevere through the 18 hours to accomplish the 100,000 steps. There are also supporters for massage chairs from Gintell to sooth the ache and pain; treadmills from Fitness Concept, in case of rain.

“We, as an established organization, have our responsibilities to give back to the society and we do our best to raise funds, support and create awareness on global challenges. We have underwritten RM100,000 for the National Council of the Blind, Malaysia and any surplus to support the Old Folks Homes. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our partners, sponsors, celebrity ambassadors, press & media and all the participants that have taken time out of their weekend to support this cause,” said Dato’ Seri Raymond Liew, President of McMillan Woods.

The masterplan concept of Tropicana Metropark encompasses holistic living experience set in an 88-acres of freehold land in Subang Jaya. Beautifully landscaped with greenery and wide pedestrian walkways, the urban retreat cradles the 9-acre Central Park, which comes with its own 750-metre linear lake. Vibrant commercial lots pair with proximity of serviced residences, not forgetting the convenience of the nearby GEMS International School and connectivity via the Tropicana Metropark link that directly links to the Federal Highway. The latest phase at Tropicana Metropark, Shoppes & Residences (South) will be a further enhancement to the already unique ensemble of properties within its bounds.

McM Cares program is a CSR initiative driven by McMillan Woods that has contributed over USD200,000 (RM812,900) since its inception to various charities. It aims to address the global challenges of climate change, education and poverty alleviation. McM Cares motto is “Charity sees the need not the cause. The heart that gives, gathers Hope”.