MUMBAI: JM Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of JM Financial Group, today successfully organized its annual event Walkathon 2019. A large number of corporate professionals, philanthropists, fitness enthusiasts and employees of the group participated in the six km walk which was flagged off in the presence of Nimesh Kampani, Chairman JM Financial Group and Vishal Kampani – MD, JM Financial Group.
The theme for the Walkathon this year was One Walk, Many Outcomes. Through this walk, JM Financial Foundation helps mobilize funds for various philanthropic activities carried out during the year thereby touching the lives of many needy people. It also aims to encourage people to take up walking for a healthier lifestyle.
The funds raised through the Walkathon will be utilised to reach out to the lesser privileged sections of the society. Some of the causes supported by the Walkathon are education & health programs for the underprivileged and differently abled, animal conservation, promotion of sports, music & culture and disaster relief.
Since 2015, the Foundation has also extended the campaigns through online platforms such as Facebook. This has helped to extend the participation to the public and help amplify the message and reach out to a wider audience.
This year, the event saw active participation from Corporates like PNB Housing Finance Ltd as well as NGOs such as Ekam Foundation, Jai Vakeel Foundation, JK Trust, Kherwadi Social Welfare Association and Ummeed Child Development Centre.
Speaking on the occasion, Nimesh Kampani, Chairman, JM Financial Group said, “Walkathon is a consistent and fulfilling endeavour and it has been inspiring to see so many people come together and participate with us every year for a noble cause. Walkathon encompasses the idea of empowerment for a sustainable future through which we are celebrating the joy of giving back to the society.”