Max Bupa inspires Surat to Walk for Health
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Max Bupa inspires Surat to Walk for Health

·       Max Bupa Walk for Health is a first of its kind 33 day walking event in India that aims to inspire Indians across 15 cities including Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Surat, Jaipur and Delhi to walk regularly.

·       After successfully completing the walk in Mumbai and Pune, the Max Bupa Walk for Health initiative, led by professional race walkers, has reached the city of Surat.

 

Surat, January 19, 2016: After successfully encouraging thousands of families in Mumbai and Pune, n the 4th edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health led by professional Indian walkers, has reached the city of Surat. Max Bupa is hosting a 33 day walking event that will touch 15 cities including Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad Jaipur and Delhi. The first of its kind walkathon in India by Max Bupa, is being led by a contingent of professional walkers who have represented India in Asia as well as globally at the Olympics.  The walk ambassadors covered the 450 kilometer distance from Mumbai to Surat in 9 days and inspired millions of onlookers through stopovers at various city landmarks like Juhu, Panvel, Lonavla, Vasai, Manor, Tasalsari and Valsad.  The walkers will touch people across Kamrej, Ankaleshwar, Karjan, Dhumad, Anand, Mahemdabad, before reaching the city of Ahmedabad on January 24. After motivating the people of Gujarat, the walk will move to Rajasthan and reach the city of Jaipur on February 7, followed by Delhi, the final destination, on February 14.

 

Talking about the Max Bupa Walk for Health initiative touching the city of Surat, Ashish Mehrotra, Managing Director & CEO, Max Bupa said, “As a committed health insurer, it is our endeavor to help our customers and the public at large to lead healthier, more successful lives. Surat is the 8th largest city and the 9th largest metro in India. However, with a high prevalence of obesity and lifestyle illnesses among children and adolescents, the health parameters of the young population in the city are an area of concern. Through Max Bupa Walk for Health initiative, we want to spread the message of healthy living among the young and the old, and encourage the people of Surat to include more walking into their daily routine, as it is the easiest and the most effective form of exercise to improve one’s health and well being.”

 

The Max Bupa Walk for Health event, now in its fourth year, has engaged over 60, 000 Indians from all walks of life and age groups, to take a step towards a healthier lifestyle. This year, the event aims to motivate 30, 000 Indian families across cities, towns and villages to incorporate more walking into their daily lifestyle. The event was flagged off in Mumbai on January 10 and saw participation by 10, 000 families and people from all walks of life. The fourth edition of the initiative was supported by celebrities Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur, who flagged off the 33 day walkathon in Mumbai on January 10th. The initiative has already generated a lot of buzz across all mediums including social media channels like Facebook and Twitter.

 

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About Max Bupa Health Insurance

 

Max Bupa is a joint venture between Max India Limited, a multi-business corporate with expertise in life insurance and health care and Bupa, a leading global health and care company with 65 years of healthcare knowledge. Max Bupa brings together a combination of Bupa’s health insurance and customer service expertise with Max India’s understanding and experience of the Indian health and insurance sectors. Max Bupa offers quality health insurance services through a dedicated team of over 1400 people and its network of 27 offices across 16 cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Surat, Kochi, Kolkata, Patna, Goa and Jodhpur. Max Bupa offers individual and family oriented health insurance policies for Indians across all age groups. Max Bupa has a direct working relationship with a network of over 3500 top quality hospitals and healthcare providers, with plans to extend its network of hospitals to other parts of the country. Max Bupa services customers directly without third party involvement. For more details about the company and a list of all our network hospitals please visit www.maxbupa.com.

 

About Max Group

 

Max Group is a leading Indian multi-business corporate with a commanding presence in the Life Insurance, Healthcare and Health Insurance sectors. In the financial year 2015, the Group recorded a consolidated turnover of Rs 14,877 Cr. It has a total customer base of over 7.5 million, nearly 300 offices spread across India and people strength of around 17,000 as on 31st March 2015. Max India Limited is a widely held company, listed on the BSE and the NSE. Its founder sponsor Analjit Singh holds 40.5% stake in the company. Other shareholders include some of the world’s best Institutional Investors such as Goldman Sachs, Temasek, IFC (Washington), Fidelity and New York Life.

 

About Bupa

 

Bupa’s purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives.

 

As a leading global health and care company, we offer health insurance, medical subscription and other health and care funding products; we run care homes, retirement and care villages, primary care, diagnostic and wellness centres, hospitals and dental clinics. We also provide workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and long-term condition management services.

 

We have 29m customers in 190 countries. With no shareholders, we reinvest our profits to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil our purpose. We employ almost 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and Chile, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the USA.