Over 300 people are expected at Saturday’s Walk for Life, an event put together by Lagos Lawn Tennis Club as part of activities aimed at ensuring wellness and healthy lifestyle.
The event is expected to be flagged off by the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club’s car park.
Speaking at a press conference at the Molade Okoya-Thomas hall, to herald the programme, Vice President of the club, Gbenga Lufadeju said, Walk for Life was born as part of activities to celebrate the club’s 120 years of existence last year, but the president decided to make it an annual event.
In his address, chairman planning committee of the programme, Mr. Bala Yesufu, said the walk would be a special day in the calendar of events of the club.
“In the spirit of sportsmanship, we have extended invitation to other recreation and sports club within our vicinity, such as Ikoyi Club, Yoruba Tennis Club, Club Arcade amongst others,” Yesufu said.
On return from the walk, the club would kick start the earobics programe of the club.
The walk will take through outer Marina, Bonny Camp, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Law School to the interchange bridge on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi and then back to LLTC.
Meanwhile, one of the major sponsors of the event, Access Bank, has promised continued support for the initiative, saying the romance would be a long standing one.
Representative of Access Bank, Group Head Strategy and Communication of the bank, Shina Atilola, said the bank is partnering with Lagos Lawn Tennis Club’s Walk for Life initiative because it agreed with one of the values of the bank.
“For you to create wealth you must be healthy. It was a good thing that the initiative coincides with the world hypertension week and walking reduces hypertension.
“Walk for Life combines two things that are very important- sports and health. Walking has several benefits and it does not cost much, 15 minutes’ walk can help burn a minimum of 200 calories. It’s very critical that we partner with an organisation that cares about the health of the people. Our philosophy at Sterling Bank is enriching life. Therefore, we are in this partnership for a long hug,” Atilola assured.