Thursday, May 26, 2011

News: AXN and AXA AFFIN present Health is Might AXN Big Challenge in Malaysia

AXN and AXA AFFIN present Health is Might AXN Big Challenge in Malaysia

Event goes tri-state for the first time!

24 May 2011, Petaling Jaya – AXN and AXA AFFIN Life Insurance Berhad bring you AXA AFFIN Health is Might AXN Big Challenge, with a bigger and bolder challenge for all Malaysians! For the first time, the event will span across three states – Johor Bahru, Penang and Kuala Lumpur – with a twist. It’s no longer only about fitness and physical strength; throughout the race, teams would be challenged on aspects such as their mental wellbeing, positive outlook, teamwork and knowledge on nutritional health.

150 teams will battle it out for the chance to win up to RM29,000 worth of total cash prizes: 1st Prize – RM15,000, 2nd Prize – RM8,000, 3rd Prize – RM4,000, 4th & 5th Prize – RM1,000 each in AXA AFFIN Health is Might AXN Big Challenge!

Malaysians are invited to form a team of two adults, aged 18 and above and register at to qualify for the preliminary round in Sutera Mall on 29 May. The top three winners from the preliminary round in Johor Bahru would face the contenders from Penang and Kuala Lumpur on 26 June at One Utama for the finals!

For those who missed the online registration deadline, they may still be eligible for the contest if they are the first 50 teams to register at the respective event venues.

Dates and venues for each state are as follows:

29 May (Sun) Johor Bahru Preliminary Round (Sutera Mall, Stage Area, Level 2) Closing date for online registration: 27 May 2011, 12pm

11 June (Sat) Penang Preliminary Round (Penang Times Square, Concourse Area, Level 1) Closing date for online registration: 2 June 2011, 10pm

25 June (Sat) Kuala Lumpur Preliminary Round (1 Utama Shopping Centre, Ground Floor, Highstreet) Closing date for online registration: 15 June 2011, 10pm

26 June (Sun) Kuala Lumpur Finals (1 Utama Shopping Centre, Ground Floor, Highstreet)

Jack Lim, Vice President of Advertising Sales and Marketing, Networks, Asia, Sony Pictures Television, said, “It is our pleasure to present AXN Big Challenge with AXA AFFIN, part of AXA Group, a worldwide leader in Financial Protection. A favourite entertainment destination for action and adventure, AXN’s high-adrenaline series like CSI, So You Think You Can Dance and Hawaii Five-0 are immensely popular with Malaysian audiences. There can only be one reason why AXN became the most-watched channel on Astro last year – because we fuel our viewers’ insatiable appetite for excitement and now, we have gone one step further with the AXN Big Challenge happening on-ground across three states.”

Mr. Loke Kah Meng, Chief Executive Officer of AXA AFFIN Life Insurance Berhad said, “AXA AFFIN Health is Might AXN Big Challenge is focused on raising awareness on the importance of healthy living.”

The theme Health is Might is focused on three main pillars of health which are all interlinked with one another. They are: Physical Health – overall fitness and importance of exercising. Nutrition Health – you are what you eat; the importance of knowing what you eat and how it would affect your health. Mental Health – importance of maintaining good mental health for a long healthy life.

”Most importantly, one has to take steps to protect their health from life’s unexpected medical situations at an early stage of their lives to lessen the financial impact and minimize the escalating medical cost. As part of AXA Group, global leader in financial protection, AXA AFFIN’s Medical Care plan is a market leading plan with no lifetime limit on the total amount claimed. It enables policyholders to have continuous access to their medical plan up to age 81.

We bring market leading innovation medical protection solutions, AssureCare with guaranteed lifetime protection against 36 critical illnesses and added protection of critical illness for the first three children. It was the first of its kind when we launched the product in July 2010, designed to meet customers’ needs throughout their life stages,” Mr Loke added.

On a lighter note, Mr Loke concluded that “having a healthy lifestyle can be fun, hence the partnership with AXN in organising the AXN Big Challenge befits the idea of fun in health with your family or friends.”

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