Registrations open for diabetes walkathon
Kuwait, November 9, 2011
Landmark Group, the region’s leading retail and hospitality conglomerate, has opened registrations for the third edition of its annual ‘Beat Diabetes’ walkathon in Kuwait.
The walkathon will take place on November 19 and will flag off from the Yacht Club and end at Green Island. Registration for the walkathon can be done across all Landmark Group outlets.
The walkathon is being held in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Dasman Diabetes Institute.
The group will also conduct walkathons in the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and India (Bangalore) during November which is the International Diabetes Awareness Month.
The group has inked a partnership with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), an umbrella organisation of over 200 national diabetes associations in over 160 countries, for the purpose. Landmark Group is the organisation’s first retail corporate supporter partner.
Mario Fetz, IDF director of external relations, will join the walk in the UAE.
Open to all age groups, participation in the walkathon is free of charge and all walkers are given complimentary T-shirts and caps. Blood Glucose test are administered free of cost on the day of the walk and the group also distributes awareness pamphlets to educate the public about the condition.
In 2010, the Landmark Group’s ‘Beat Diabetes’ walkathon attracted over 25,000 people and over 30,000 people were administered free blood glucose test across six countries. In Kuwait alone over 4,000 people participated in the walk and the number is expected to grow to over 6,000 this year. – TradeArabia News Service
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