Join hands to break the Guinness World Record: “The Most People Making Heart-Shaped Hand Gestures” in support of World Heart Day
Singapore, 27 August 2014 – More than 15 people die from just cardiovascular diseases daily. This accounts for approximately 30% of deaths in Singapore. In a nationwide survey finding commissioned by Schiff MegaRed and Singapore Heart Foundation, despite being one of the top 3 diseases that are responsible for deaths each year, only one quarter out of the 500 respondents ranked heart disease as their highest health concern.
To celebrate World Heart Day, Schiff MegaRed and Singapore Heart Foundation are rallying people to break a Guinness World Record of the most people making heart-shaped hand gestures at Yew Tee Central (next to Yew Tee Point) on 27 September 2014. All support towards this event will help create better awareness and understanding to heart health, inspire others to make positive choices for their heart and also amplify the efforts of the health industry in reducing the alarming rate of heart-related fatalities.
This event will also help raise money to support Singapore Heart Foundation’s community efforts. Schiff MegaRed will donate S$1 for every participant to Singapore Heart Foundationi. The first 500 participants to pledge in this event will receive a goodie bag (worth $85) ii which contains a MegaRed T-shirt (to be worn at the event), Schiff MegaRed Extra Strength 500mg Omega-3 Krill Oil (worth $77) and a stress ball. Log on to www.pledgeyourheart.megared.com.sg to register and be among the first 500 participants!
World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year. It is held annually with “Live.Work.Play.Join” or creating heart-healthy environments as the theme for this year. The places in which we live, work and play should not increase our risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
World Heart Day Event
Venue: Yew Tee Central (next to Yew Tee Point)
Date: 27 September 2014
For more information, please contact:
Sheena Sim / Amy Lau
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com