The Mamedia Venture annual walk in Kumasi received its highest patronage on Saturday as hundreds thronged the Baba Yara Stadium to participate and donate blood.
Dominated by members of the northern zone of the National Supporters Union of Ghana, the group, including weekend revellers, walked from the stadium to Adum and back to the stadium.
They were later joined by members of the Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) and other volunteer groups to donate pints of blood to stock the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Blood Bank.
It was also an occasion of merry-making and fun as organisers provided enough food and drinks, as well as entertainment for the hundreds of people from all walks of life who joined in the frail.
Headline sponsors, Communication giants MTN Ghana Foundation, SIC Insurance Company Limited, M&G Pharmaceuticals and Healthilife Beverages, all doled out cash and products to make the event a success.
The walk was also supported by Graphic Communications Group Limited, Everpure Company Limited, Century Drinking Water and the Sports Hotel.
It was organised by Mamedia Ventures, in association with the Regional Blood Bank, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), the National Youth Authority (NYA) and the Ashanti Regional Police/MTTD.
The Managing Director of Mamedia Ventures, Nii Maale-Adsei, expressed delight at the numbers and hoped it would get better as the years go by.
He called for more corporate support to be able to provide more blood to stock the KATH Blood Bank.