Landmark Group, the region’s leading retail and hospitality conglomerate, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Dasman Diabetes Institute encourages public to register and participate in the walk which will be held on Saturday, November 01, 2014. Public can also register online on www.beatdiabetes.me
Saibal Basu, Chief Operating Officer, Landmark Group Kuwait, said: “We are pleased to host the walkathon for the fifth year in a row which will flag off from the Yacht Club and end at Green Island. The Beat Diabetes initiative aims to create awareness about the causes, effects and dangers of this condition in Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, KSA and India. Over the years we have received tremendous response from the Kuwait community and we are sure that this support will continue.”
Professor Kazem Behbehani,OBE, Director-General of Dasman Diabetes Institute, an affiliate of Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) added, “We are very happy to participate with Landmark Group in this initiative. Dasman Diabetes Institute does not save any effort to promote and shed light on the awareness of Diabetes and general health amongst the public. The involvement of the Institute in the ‘Beat Diabetes Walkathon’ stems from our mission to improve the lifestyle of the population of Kuwait. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a key to preventing Diabetes. The Dasman Diabetes Institute encourages the education, prevention and awareness of Diabetes.”
Open to all age groups, the 3.1km walk is organized to raise awareness about diabetes, which affects over 382 million people worldwide. Participation in the walkathon is free of charge and all registered participants are given a walkathon kit comprising of t-shirts and caps. A warm up session by qualified trainers will take place prior to the walk.
Free blood glucose test will be conducted during the walk and also on 24th, 25th, 26th Oct. and 14th Nov. across Centrepoint stores in Kuwait. The Beat Diabetes initiative encourages people to monitor blood glucose levels through regular screening. It also focuses on dispelling myths about the condition through information driven activities that inspire people to eat healthy and stay active.
Further details about the fifth edition of the walkathon will be shared in the weeks preceding the event and on www.facebook.com/beatdiabetesme.