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World Heart Day Walk In Enugu Makes Huge Impact

World Heart Day Walk In Enugu Makes Huge Impact

The one particular-working day celebration of Environment Coronary heart Working day with the ‘Enugu Wander With Kanu’ came to a fitting stop Thursday, September 29, 2022, in Enugu, Completesports.com reports.

The Planet Overall health Organisation, WHO, 2000, set apart September 29 each individual 12 months as Entire world Heart Working day.

Nwankwo Kanu, a former Nigeria captain and the skipper of the initial African workforce to get the Olympic Video games Soccer Gold Medal, floated Kanu Coronary heart Foundation in 2000 which has facilitated coronary heart surgeries for almost 500 folks.

On Thursday, inhabitants of Enugu, equally adult men, and women, youthful and old, thronged the Michael Okpara Square Enugu which was the consider-off point for the 8km Wander.


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Physical fitness golf equipment, Rangers Global gamers, and sports clubs, amid other individuals, took element in the stroll.



The ecstatic crowd went as a result of the length with neighborhood ‘Egwu Ogene’ new music that even Kanu himself joined in singing and ‘dancing the walk’.

Adult males of the Nigerian Law enforcement, Highway Protection Commission, and Civil Defence presented safety as the group walked via the marked route, experiencing each little bit of the 4 several hours, 35 minutes wander.

Back again at Okpara Square, Kanu took time to pay a visit to all the diverse groups and took photographs with them.

Whilst Coronary heart screening by UNTH Cardiologists was freely likely on at the far stop of the Sq., unique speakers took turns to heap plaudits on kanu, a 1995 UEFA Champions League winner and two-time African Player of the Yr.

An emotional Nwankwo Kanu appreciated the massive turnout and counseled the people for showing desire in issues that concern their overall health.

“Keep it up. Wellbeing is wealth. We must be alive, and potent to make money.

“And I ought to say that Coronary heart, staying the motor of the entire body, must be ‘kept beating’ all the time with typical light sporting functions these types of as strolling,” Papilo reiterated.


The UNICEF Ambassador afterwards explained to Completesports.com that his Foundation, KHF, has around 200 individuals with heart-related ailments on the waiting record for surgical procedures.

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He also disclosed that his desire of Kanu Heart Medical center was nonetheless intact despite economic constraints.

“We just can’t cease doing what we are doing. Yeah, the Basis has done properly with in excess of 500 successful heart surgeries but there are nevertheless additional, about 200 on the (awaiting) record,” the former Arsenal forward claimed.


“The price keeps climbing, which is the motive the Foundation proposed a heart healthcare facility right before.

“Yeah, it is nevertheless achievable. We have to have all the assistance we can to get matters done”.

The FIFA/CAF Legend was also entire of gratitude to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu for their help and great products and services, particularly in the region of Cardiology.


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