In 2016 HAEi introduced the HAE Global Walk in order to raise awareness around the world.
The third edition of the HAE Global Walk took place from 1 April to 31 May 2018 and broke each and every record as 54,609,008 steps were taken by 4,262 people from 37 countries. That is 42,007 km or 26,102 miles – or more than one time around the globe.
“Well, if that isn’t truly global we don’t know what is. All the more we would like to thank everyone who walked for HAE awareness – in their home country or while traveling abroad. A short stroll around the block, a hike with friends and family or an actual HAE awareness event organized by themselves. HAE awareness comes in many forms – and this campaign proves to show that every step counts”, says HAEi Communications Manager Steen Bjerre.
“In total walkers from 37 countries were involved in the campaign. Some reported a few walks while others did a lot to organize local walks thus contributing significantly to the 2018 version of the HAE Global Walk. The ten countries with the most steps are Canada, Austria, Argentina, Peru, USA, Macedonia, Brazil, United Kingdom, Spain, and Denmark.”
The HAE Global Walk was launched in 2016. From late April to end May 12,000,000+ steps were taken by individuals and groups wanting to be part of the global HAE awareness movement. In 2017 the campaign ran from 1 April to end May and reached 2,120 people in 32 countries taking 21,000,000+ steps (that is 16,320 km or 10,141 miles).