Lorna Jane Active Nation Day was held on September 28, Sunday, in the evening. This is a global event dedicated to improving women’s health and creating a more active world. For the inaugural event in Malaysia, Believe Active, the organiser and sole distributor of Lorna Jane in Malaysia, gathered people to get active under the stars at the helipad-turned-event space, Stratosphere at The Roof.
A yoga session was led by songbird cum yogi, Atilia Haron; a Zumba session by Hannah Kamal and a health talk. An exciting rafﬂes draw with prizes mounting in excess of RM8,500 closed the night, with all proceeds going to support the brave initiatives of cancer council, MAKNA. The event also marks the launch of Lorna Jane’s ﬁrst boutique in Malaysia, located at Bangsar Village II.
Active Nation Day was founded by Lorna Jane, CEO of Australia’s leading women’s active wear to encourage women to improve both their physical and mental health. Launched in 2011 in Australia, Active Nation Day has become such a success that the day is celebrated in the United States and Asia. At Active Nation Day in Malaysia, each participant was gifted the trendy Lorna Jane MNB (Move, Nourish, Believe) bracelet – serving as a daily reminder for women to get together and get moving for a healthier lifestyle.
Celebrity hosts Daphne Iking and Aishah Sinclair entertained with their witty banter while the participants enjoyed an evening of fun-ﬁlled activities, getting physically active, while appreciating the view from one of Klang Valley’s highest, premium entertainment hubs, Stratosphere at The Roof. It was certainly picturesque as Atilia Haron, local celebrity and owner of Yogathatiwant Studios, led the participants for Yoga Under The Stars. Bodytone’s resident dietician Yen broke diet and food myths, while Bodytone trainer, Sharon Allen, shared exercises for a more toned derrière. All pumped up, participants then joined in an intense Zumba session with Hannah Kamal of Yogathatiwant Studios.
The event also served as a fundraiser with 50% of all ticket sales and 100% of proceeds from the special rafﬂes draw going towards the National Cancer Council Malaysia, MAKNA. Giving a heartfelt speech was Deputy General Manager of MAKNA, Mr. Vemanna Appannah and to share her story, breast cancer survivor, Ms. Nining Yumiarti. Both of them reiterated the importance of friendship and ﬁtness in the road to recovery and for prevention.
Sponsors for this event included Bodytone, Yogaonethatiwant Studios, Stratosphere at The Roof, Life Juice Co, Ostania Premium, Little Wonton, Jaya Grocer, and Apronbay.
Lorna Jane is available online in Malaysia via www.believeactive.com and in the recently launched Lorna Jane store, which is located in Bangsar Village II, Kuala Lumpur.