Arise Women pledges to help reduce spread of Covid-19
…holds ‘walk for life 2020’ tomorrow
Arise Women, a humanitarian foundation has concluded plans to hold its 2020 edition of Arise Walk for Life tagged, ‘#Staying Alive’.
The event, which is scheduled to take place on October 17, 2020, would begin at 7:00 am in over 50 clusters across Nigeria, London, United States of America, Canada and various isolation centres.
Speaking at a press briefing heralding the event, convener of Arise Women, organisers of the event, Siju Iluyomade said that the annual event, which started over a decade ago, was a global initiative specially dedicated for Nigerians to keep up with their health in general.
Iiuyomade further explained that this year’s walk will help reduce the spread of Covid-19, adding that walking eliminates joint pain, boost the immune system.
While encouraging everyone to embrace walk, Iluyomade said: “You can just walk in a cluster of 25, but you must maintain social distance in the process.
“Africa recorded few Covid-19 cases because African people walk and this strengthens their hearts and they burn calories in the process.
“Walking eliminates joint aches and boost the immune system, which is why Covid-19 is limited in Africa.”
She stated that celebrities have always been part of Arise and that some of them would be around for the walk this year.
According to her, personalities expected at the walk are the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sports and Super Eagles legend, Daniel Amokachi; Olympic Gold medalist and sports administrator, Mary Onyali; former deputy governor of Lagos State and special adviser to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Adejoke Orelope Adefulire; popular Disc Jockeys, Humility and Xclusive, Kaffy, DJ Cuppy, Bimbo Akintola, Nathaniel Bassey, Peter Rufai, among others.