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Remember the Rexona MOVE post that was up on this blog on late June? Well, there’s some updates I want to share.

For those who were not familiar with this topic, it’s a movement created by Rexona where women are encouraged to participate by walking, running, or various other activities to contribute to social cause which Rexona will fund and support once the target is met.

Rexona Move, exceeded target goal over 8x
Rexona MOVE, exceeded target goal over 8x!

The target was set at 10,695 KM, which basically covers the whole of Malaysia, including peninsular Malaysia together with Sabah and Sarawak. What you ended up achieving though, was a whopping 89,845 KM (and counting) by the time this was written!

That’s more than 8 times the initial target. To those who contributed to this, salute!

provided swimming lessons in Kedah, Lego, Monopoly and Scrabble at Perlis
provided swimming lessons in Kedah, Lego, Monopoly and Scrabble at Perlis 

To make every sweat count and to celebrate the success and overwhelming response of Rexona MOVE from Malaysians from all walks, Rexona follow up with their promise to help children across the nation.

Starting early July 2012, in Perlis, Rexona donated educational toys such as Lego, Monopoly, and Scrabble sets to Pusat Jagaan Hembusan Kasih which houses 24 under privileged children aged 7-12.

At Kedah, another 24 children from Rumah Budi enjoyed a 10-week long swimming lessons.

fun dance session at Children Protection’s Society in Penang
fun dance session at Children Protection’s Society in Penang

In Penang at Children Protection’s Society, a half-day aerobic/fun dance session was conducted to inject some excitement into the lives of some 30 children residing at the facility.

You can see in the photo that the activity puts a smile on many of the kids and they had a great time.

educational books provided at Pusat Jagaan Anak-anak Yatim & Miskin Nurul Aman, Perak
educational books provided at Pusat Jagaan Anak-anak Yatim & Miskin Nurul Aman, Perak

Moving down along the coast, at Perak’s  Pusat Jagaan Anak-anak Yatim & Miskin Nurul Aman, Rexona provided educational books worth RM 3,500 to encourage reading and learning among some two dozen children under the facility’s care.

There are also activities planned for Terengganu, Kelantan, Pahang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, Sabah, and Sarawak. Among these activities are crafts and games, house cleaning and painting, donation of educational toys, motivational talk, donation of coputers, and more.

Rexona Move with Sazzy Falak and Nazril Idrus
Rexona MOVE with Sazzy Falak and Nazril Idrus

Rexona MOVE is also supported by Sazzy Falak and Nazril Idrus, who are also parents themselves.

I too feel that it is important that we pay attention to underprivileged children in Malaysia and do what we can to help. To those who contributed to this cause, thank you!

What if I told you that you could help under privileged children in every single state in Malaysia just by moving yourself?

healthy lifestyle, on the move
of course, there’s always health benefits to be had too

Yep, this is exactly the movement Rexona is creating.

Rexona is creating a movement where women are encouraged to participate by walking, running, or various other activities to contribute to social cause which Rexona will fund and support once the target is met. You contribute with sweat, Rexona turn it to donations.

This is Rexona MOVE.

Rexona MOVE, traversing across the country
Rexona MOVE, traversing across the country

It is simple to participate.

First, go to Google Play or iTune AppStore and download the Rexona MOVE application to your Android of iOS devices. Install and connect it to your facebook account. This takes maybe a minute or two.

shopping is also among the activities, now you have no excuses
shopping is also among the activities, now you have no excuses

To participate, simply click Start and choose an activity from the list. There’s badminton, basketball, cycling, dancing, indoor running, rollerblade, running, shopping, skipping, volleyball, walking, and others.

Yes, shopping is an activity you can choose, now there’s no excuse.

and I walked more than 1 KM to lunch
and I walked more than 1 KM to lunch

If you choose walking, for example, the application will activate the phone’s GPS and track how long you’ve walked. Each session is then captured and submitted to the movement.

The goal is capture a total of 10,695 KM, the distance to traverse entire Malaysia.

it's a baby step, but it helps
it’s a baby step, but it helps

So I purposely walked a little further for lunch just to test this application. The distance from my office to Imbi wet market turned out to be around 1.3 KM each way, and the application worked well even when the phone is tucked inside my jean’s pocket.

That session got me a “baby steps” badge, I’ll just need a bit more to get to the next level.

It’s a fun and easy way to contribute, you don’t need to be an athlete or a very active sports person to participate. So get moving and start helping. In the mean time, Rexona deodorants will help give you the confidence to handle these activities and whatever else that’s thrown to you during the day.

Great news, due to tremendous support, we’ve actually exceeded the targeted 10695 kilometers! To those who have contributed to this, thank you, and keep it up and do not stop moving as the more you move the more good you do.

To those who has just heard of this, get starting. 😀