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Thousands of UAE residents walk to raise Diabetes awareness

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Thousands of UAE residents walk to raise Diabetes awareness

Dubai, UAE; November 15, 2019

Landmark Group’s 11th Beat Diabetes Walk brings together 20,000 UAE residents
Free blood-glucose check-ups arranged by Dubai Health Authority raise awareness on early detection, management and prevention of Diabetes

Landmark Group announces the first Beat Diabetes Awards for schools’ health initaitives
Recent survey commissioned for UAE residents by Landmark Group reveals 82% of the total population agree that an active lifestyle and healthy eating can prevent diabetes.

The eleventh version of the 'Beat Diabetes Walk', Landmark Group's yearly leader CSR activity, saw more than 20,000 UAE inhabitants meet up to advance diabetes mindfulness and vow for a functioning and more beneficial way of life. Held in relationship with the Dubai Fitness Challenge 30x30 this year, the occasion additionally bent over as the end service of the thirty-day wellness challenge.

The 3km walkathon was held at Zabeel Park with the help of longstanding accomplices Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Emirates Diabetes Society (EDS), Dubai Municipality, Roads and Transport Authority and Dubai Police.

All returns from the enrollments of the yearly walkathon will be added to Al Jalila Foundation towards diabetes research, mindfulness and care. Since 2014, the Walk has raised over AED 3 million, contributing towards 15 research stuides.

In an ongoing survey commissioned via Landmark Group, family/social help rose as essential in effectively overseeing Diabetes - notwithstanding a careful comprehension of the underlying signs and side effects of the condition to anticipate it. 82% of the all out respondents concurred they can counteract diabetes by driving a functioning way of life and practicing good eating habits.

Renuka Jagtiani, Chairwoman and CEO of the Landmark Group, stated: "It is extraordinary to see the network meet up year on year to be a piece of the Beat Diabetes Walk. We owe quite a bit of our prosperity and development of this activity to the individuals of UAE, the initiative and our longstanding accomplices - Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Health Authority, Emirates Diabetes Society, Dubai Municipality Roads and Transport Authority and Dubai Police.

This year is considerably increasingly unique for us as we report the dispatch of the Beat Diabetes Awards, to perceive the wellbeing driven activities taken by schools in the UAE. Through the more youthful age, we will proceed with our endeavors to fabricate a more advantageous country.

We are additionally going for our Beat Diabetes walk to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. On 23rd Nov we will have a 3-km network stroll around the Jeddah Corniche."

Free blood glucose tests were directed by Dubai Health Authority open for all members at the Walk. Dr Fatheya Al Awadi, Chair of DHA Diabetes Committee and Head of Endocrinology Department at Dubai Hospital stated: "The expanded rate of diabetes is likewise credited to a stationary way of life. Strolling is probably the best type of activity that will advance the wellbeing of the individuals. This activity via Landmark Group in a joint effort with DHA and EDS is noteworthy in drawing in the network genuinely and making an interest in the greatest abundance of all – one's wellbeing. It has additionally conveyed the message of diabetes attention to a huge cross-segment of the network."

Members additionally appreciated a large group of network centered wellness, signature Imagine Fitness exercise facilitated by Fitness First and sports exercises, for example, yoga and move exercises. A Super Kidz Fun Arena kept the little ones connected with, where could participate in the Creative Contest about sound living alongside fun exercises like bouncy castle, energiser sessions, face painting and balloon bending.

Prior this year, the Landmark Group was picked as one of the primary organizations in the UAE to be granted the Sport's Imprint Award for the Beat Diabetes activity. The honor was displayed by His Highness Sheik Hamdan bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council.