In just 23 days, China Operating Companies formed 21 teams to participate in the health and charity walking competition, attracting more than 8,000 people to join the teams.
Active Step, Active Kid is a program aimed to promote the healthy life of associates by walking to raise funds for the 3rd Adream Center in China. Each participant set the goal of walking at least 5,000 steps per day which is tracked through a digital platform. When this goal is met the participant would receive a donation from their company, family and friends ultimately raising funds that will go toward helping children in remote areas to get access to better educational resources and opportunities.
The Day One Opening Ceremony was launched simultaneously in Shanghai and Suzhou with more than 300 associates participating as philanthropic pioneers. All 21 teams competed fiercely over 23 days and enthusiastically promoted the event. This encouraged Danaher associates to get involved, as well as, family, friends and clients. The response and support for this event was beyond expectation.
In total, 8,031 Danaher associates, friends and family joined and donated more than 47,687 times each day. Associates walked a total of 568,616,400 steps and successfully raised RMB 184,075.24 toward the Adream Center.