27 April 2022
Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) announced its inaugural sponsorship of the first annual Health Awareness Run organised by Al Amiri Hospital held at Shaheed Park in Kuwait, this sponsorship marks the latest step in ABK’s increasing focus towards encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle.
Focusing on the overall health and wellbeing of the public, the Health Awareness Run was attended by families, medical staff and avid runners, both male and female from different age groups. ABK’s participation in the Health Awareness Run underpins its commitment to redefine Kuwait’s health and fitness paradigm.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Mr. Fawzy Al Thunayan, General Manager of Board Affairs at ABK said: “As a true community bank, ABK is invested in supporting the needs of the community. By participating in the Health Awareness Run, our goal is to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy diet and an active lifestyle. This partnership grows out of ABK’s steadfast commitment to promoting health and wellbeing as embodied by its corporate citizenship platform. We endeavour to build vibrant and connected communities across our footprint. We believe that this is increasingly important and directly contributes to the betterment of public health.”
The Health Awareness Run was born out of a desire to equip the community with the necessary information to make informed decisions. At the heart of the initiative is the goal of creating a happier and healthier Kuwait. The Health Awareness Run addresses various health concerns that a healthy diet and exercise can mitigate. For instance, appropriate food coupled with an active lifestyle boosts the body’s ability to fight heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, depression, arthritis and several types of cancer.
The Philips 2021 global sleep survey highlights that 45% of global consumers reported that their time spent fully asleep has decreased since the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies have shown that proper exercise can lessen sleep-related problems, and getting an adequate amount of sleep may promote healthier physical activity levels during the day. In addition to the health run, the attendees could interact and engage with various Medical Departments, pharmaceuticals and nutrition companies who had set up booths at the event.