Iglesia Ni Cristo now holds the title for the Largest Worldwide Charity Walk in 24 hours, Multiple Venues. The #INCWorldWideWalk happened in 29 countries, 13 timezones, and 135 sites in 24 hours recorded a total of 519,521 participants. The previous record was set by Canada with 231,635 participants who walked at least 1 kilometer in more than a thousand locations around Canada on October 2, 2007.
Hours of waiting to reach the start and as well a the finish line paid off. We went to the CCP Complex at 4:30 am today to participate in one of the biggest event in Iglesia Ni Cristo history – the WorldWideWalk for those affected by Typhoon Yolanda.
Upon waking up from a short nap, I was greeted with a good news on INCTV. When I opened the TV, Ms. Kirstie Bennett, official adjudicator of Guinness Book of World Records is about to announce the official results of the charity walk. I literary jumped and shouted for joy as she announce that the total number of participants reached 175,000, thus breaking the previous 77,500 record set by Singapore in May 2000.
Iglesia Ni Cristo WorldWideWalk conducted in Quirino Grandstand is now the Officially Amazing Largest Charity Walk in Single Venue.
We are waiting for the announcement of another record tomorrow, as the WorldWideWalk commences in Hawaii – the record for the Largest Worldwide Charity Walk in 24-hours Multiple Venues.
Proceeds of this worldwide charity walk will be donated to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda to help them rebuild their homes and continue living a decent and peaceful life after the most devastating typhoon ever recorded in the Philippine history. Likewise, the INC Worldwide Walk is another activity related to the Church’s centennial celebration on July 27 this year.
To date, Iglesia Ni Cristo holds a total of five Guinness records. The first three was set during the Lingap sa Mamamayan (Aid to Humanity) conducted in Tondo, Manila last July 7, 2012. It includes the largest dental health check, the most blood pressure readings taken in 8 hours, and the most blood glucose level tests in 8 hours.
Congratulations Iglesia Ni Cristo! Congratulations Philippines!