`It took more than a million steps but Mike Wester, manager of True Run Media and The Beijinger magazine, successfully completed a 900-km mao-a-thon to support this year’s campaign.
The month-long mission saw Mike complete walks around the city’s second and third ring roads as well 75 km on his fiftieth birthday, 108 km during a weekend attempt to visit every CHEERS wine shop and 120 km during a two-day walk to 2017 charity partner Bread of Life and back. When he arrived at the Maovember closing party at Paddy O’Shea’s on November 30 with 899 km under his belt, a group of supporters joined him to finish off the 900.
Many people sponsored Mike per km at 1 mao (rmb 90) or 5 mao (rmb 450). He also had corporate sponsors, including IDC Dental, BActive, 24 Hour Fitness, CHEERS, The Roots, idMASK and Punjabi.
Mike is also a member of the Maovember 2017 Steering Group. Some pics from his mao-a-thon:
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