Over 600 women get fit with Shape's fitness weekend

Over 600 women get fit with Shape's fitness weekend

SINGAPORE - Shape magazine hosted two high-energy activities over the weekend, drawing over 600 women participants.

The weekend kicked off with the Gleneagles Hospital & Shape Strength for Life Skipping Rope Charity Challenge on Saturday at Big Splash, East Coast Park.

Co-organised by Shape and Gleneagles Hospital, the event was Singapore's first all-women skipping rope charity challenge, which saw a turnout of over 250 women participants and a total of 109, 485 skips recorded.

For every five skips recorded during the event, Gleneagles Hospital committed $1 from the Khazanah IHH Healthcare Fund to provide free cataract treatment for seniors under the care of Community Chest and its network of voluntary welfare organisations.

The top 100 contestants with the most number of skips recorded in five minutes each won a limited editor "GlenEgirl" Fitbit Flex activity tracker worth S$129. The Fitbit activity tracker keeps track of a person's daily step count and Gleneagles Hospital has pledged to raise $0.01 for each step logged. Members of the public with Fitbit activity trackers are encouraged to log their daily step count with gleneagleshospitalsingapore@gmail.com through their Fitbit app to contribute to the cause.

With $30,000 raised at Saturday's event alone, organisers hope to raise S$180,000 by April 30. Since the launch of the Charity Challenge, users have logged more than two million steps, which translate to over S$22,000. The total amount raised will be used to find as many as 40 cataract procedures at Gleneagles Hospital.

This event is a corporate social responsibility initiative under the 'Life Renewed Project', supported by the Khazanah IHH Healthcare Fund.

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