19.03.2016 Sports News

Pastor Otabil Leads Life Walk Today

By Daily Guide
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Thousands of members of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Christ Temple, Abossey Okai, led by its General Overseer, Pastor Mensa Otabil, are today embarking on a 12-kilometre fitness and charity event aimed at promoting the health and physical well-being of members of the church and the public.

It will kick off exactly at 5:30am from Christ Temple through Mortuary Road, Lavender Hill, Graphic Road, National Theatre, Obetsebi Lamptey Circle and finally back again to Christ Temple for an aerobics session.

Dubbed 'Life Walk', the physical activity on the church's annual calendar seeks to raise funds internally to support the social interventions of ICGC.

Since 2011, ICGC has supported the Childhood Cancer Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) with monthly contributions towards the purchase of medications as well as treatment.

The church's annual support is the largest by any single individual or group to the unit, helping give a 100 percent treatment to children – with none being turned away for financial reasons. The Children's Cancer Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital caters for children between three months and 13 years who are suffering from various types of cancer and cannot be financially catered for by their relatives.

In the midst of the increasingly busy and sedentary lives, Pastor Otabil believes there is a need for every Ghanaian, especially members of the church, to deliberately commit to an exercise and fitness regime.

By Dzigbordi Fomenyah

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