A WALKATHON to raise awareness of diabetes will be held at The Lagoon in Amwaj Islands.
Organised by the Gulf Diabetes Specialist Centre, the ‘World Diabetes Walkathon’ will take place on November 14 to coincide with World Diabetes Day.
It will be held under the theme ‘Diabetes: Protect Our Future’.
“According to our statistics, people dying from diabetes outnumber those who die of cancer, which is an indication of how fatal it is,” event organiser Adnan Al Qassab told the GDN.
“This walkathon will feature specialists to spread awareness on how to prevent diabetes and give advice for people suffering from it and those at risk.
“We want the public to know how important a healthy lifestyle is and how they can help themselves by taking care of their body and exercising and eating responsibly.
“More than 1,500 are expected to take part as we have sent invitations to many corporations and I encourage everyone to come forward and participate.”
The walkathon, which begins at 4pm, will feature a five-kilometre route with three water stations, starting and finishing next to ID Design.
A medical team and ambulance will also be on hand.
Free activities due to coincide with the event include a DJ and live music, face painting, henna, zumba sessions, children’s activities and free blood tests from 3pm to 7pm.
Registration is free and can be done on the day from 2.45pm to 3.45pm.
For more information call 17239164 or 39912317, or follow ‘GulfDiabetes’ on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Source: Gulf Daily News