JM Financial Foundation hosts annual Walkathon in Mumbai aims to combine Charity with Fitness
Mumbai, February 12, 2017: JM Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of JM Financial Group, today successfully held its annual charity event “Walkathon 2017”. The event saw a huge turnout with many young professionals, philanthropists, fitness enthusiasts and employees of the group participating in the walk to spread the message of giving back to society. The Walkathon also helped promote the importance of walking as a step for being healthy.
The six-km walk along Marine Drive sea front, was flagged off by Mr. Nimesh Kampani, Chairman, JM Financial Group, at 07.30 am.
The Walkathon has been instrumental in improving the lives of many since its inception. The event helps mobilize funds for various philanthropic activities carried out by the Foundation, thereby touching the lives of many needy people throughout the year. The funds thus raised are disbursed towards strengthening and uplifting the lesser privileged communities. Some of the key focus areas include Education, Healthcare and Animal Welfare.
Since 2015, we have extended the participation to the public and have launched a campaign through online platforms such as Facebook (www.facebook.com/JMFFWalkathon). This has helped amplify the message and reach out to a wider audience especially the youth.
This year, the event saw active participation from Corporates like Enrich Salons & Academy, PNB Housing Finance Ltd, as well as leading NGOs Akanksha Foundation, Ekam Foundation, Nanhi Kali and Yuva Parivartan.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nimesh Kampani, Chairman, JM Financial Group said, “It’s time we celebrate walking and keeping healthy. The uniqueness of the event is that it combines charity with fitness. Every step we take today also sends a message about our commitment to give back something to our society. I wish to thank our clients, employees and all the participants who have supported us and helped us in making this event successful”.
About JM Financial Foundation
JM Financial has actively adopted Social Responsibility as a key component of its corporate citizenship. In our endeavour to uplift and make a positive contribution towards the lesser privileged communities, we have an organised structure in the form of our philanthropic arm - JM Financial Foundation. The main areas of focus include education, healthcare initiatives, disaster relief, skill development and animal welfare. The Foundation identifies and works alongside several NGOs to work on a number of outreach programs.