Date: 8 July 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 3 – 7pm
Venue: Bishan-AMK Park, Ficus Green (opposite the dog run), along Bishan Road and Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore 56998
Registration fee: $15 per pet for the 2km buddy walk, inclusive of a goodie bag, a Certificate of Participation and a medal. Visitors without pets are welcomed to join for free. The event and other activities are free
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Back by popular demand, there is no better place to spend a perfect Saturday afternoon than at the second pet walkathon (2km) by the Singapore Heart Foundation, which continues to advocate the cardiovascular benefits associated with walking your dogs.
More than just being man’s best friend, dogs are also our heart’s best allies. Studies have shown that pet ownership, particularly a dog, helps to reduce the risk of heart diseases, as people with dogs are more engaged in physical activities like walking. Pet ownership also aids in lowering blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and incidence of obesity.
Furthermore, the emotional bond owners feel towards their pets, reduces their reaction to stress and lowers their resting heart rate.
Besides the buddy walk, there will also be an exciting line-up of activities, such as basic health screenings for your dog, educational talks, contests, pet photo booths, and a fashionista parade (dress your pet with a touch of red to participate).
About Singapore Heart Foundation
The Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF) is a non-profit charitable organisation at the forefront of the battle against heart disease in Singapore. Since its inception in 1970, the foundation has grown into a well-established and reputable organisation with local and international links.
SHF fulfills its mission through educational programmes highlighting preventive measures against heart disease to the public. It supports community-based research aimed at gaining a better understanding of the landscape of heart disease in Singapore. It also focuses on rehabilitative and preventive care for recovering heart patients and at-risk individuals and offers financial assistance to needy heart patients for emergency relief as well as for treatment.
For more information, please visit www.myheart.org.sg.