November 10, 2014 – Cebu, Philippines – Qualfon Cebu Helps Break Guinness World Record for Largest ZUMBA® Class

November 10, 2014
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In Cebu, 8,232 people, including more than 200 Qualfon employees, gathered to break the world record for the largest ZUMBA class

Qualfon, a people-driven business process outsourcing (BPO) company and global provider of call center services, announced today that nearly 200 of its employees in the Philippines partnered with the city of Cebu to help break the Guinness World Record for the largest ZUMBA® class on October 18, 2014. Cebu City had 8,232 participants from all over Visayas attend the event and broke India’s 2012 world record by over 1,500 people.

See ABS-CBN’s news coverage and video footage of the record-breaking ZUMBA class

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Qualfon employees also attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the largest human pink ribbon formation, but these efforts were unsuccessful. With 6,611 participants, Cebu City missed this world record by just 200 people. India continues to hold the record.

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Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and Cebu City Councilor Nestor Archival seen here with Qualfon employees as they attempt to break the world record for the largest human pink ribbon formation

“Even though attempting to break these two world records was the catalyst to get everyone together, the purpose of this was more about fellowship and creating a heightened sense of awareness for breast cancer as well as general health and fitness.  What better way to raise awareness than vie for the Guinness World Record!” exclaimed Maricel Celina Borromeo Amores, Sr. HDD Manager, at Qualfon Cebu.

While breaking the ZUMBA® world record had employees dancing yet again, falling short of the record for the largest human pink ribbon dimmed no spirits. “Winning is not always about bringing home the trophy. We achieved our ultimate goal of educating people about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and getting regular cancer screenings, since early detection saves lives.  Both local and national television stations covered the event, so our efforts to raise awareness were shared around the world,” added Amores.

“Qualfon is proud to have had so many employees participate in these two events. We’re always eager to support activities that unite the community behind causes that make a strong impact on the lives of people,” said Steve Brown, V.P. & General Manager, Qualfon Philippines.

About Qualfon

Qualfon is a people-driven business process outsourcing (BPO) company and a global provider of call center services and back-office processing. With experienced BPO leadership and a strong track record of business growth dating back to our founding in 1995, Qualfon helps companies reduce costs and deliver superior customer experiences. Today, we have 11,000 employees serving international brands across many industries, and our intelligent outsourcing locations span the United States, the Philippines, Guyana S.A., Mexico, and China. Qualfon’s mission to “Be the Best BPO, Make People’s Lives Better” means we invest in our people and, in return, they take better care of you and your customers. Qualfon’s employee retention is twice the industry average, which creates a people-driven value chain: Our employees stay longer, providing you a higher quality service at a lower price.

Zumba is a registered trademark of Zumba Fitness, LLC.