Beat Diabetes Walk
Beat Diabetes Walk
Date: 15th November 2019
Venue: Zabeel Park
Students participated : Adnan Mustafa, Ishwari Dixit, Vihanga, Reem Hany, Naureen, Aina Khalil, Noor, Nimrah, Saad Mansoor, Sheikh Muhammad Anas, Harun Saeed, Wahaj Asim, Syed Muhammed Kazmi, Areeb Ali, Hamza, Ahmer Alamdar, Asfaan Asif, Elham Mohammad , Sidrah Ishfaq, Nabeeha, Fathima, Muhammad Bilal, Muhammad Kawsar, Manaa Shahzad, Eman Faisal, Laiba Nadeem, Sadiyya, Muhammad Rubeel
The Walk is a flagship event of the Beat Diabetes initiative, and over the years has become an important calendar event that brings communities together, to pledge their support for diabetes awareness. 29 students from sixth form took part in the 11th 3-km ‘Beat Diabetes Walk’ around Zabeel Park on Friday morning to promote diabetes awareness while pledging to lead an active and healthier lifestyle.
The event was held in association with the Dubai Fitness Challenge this year, the event also doubled up as the closing ceremony of the month-long challenge, which encouraged residents to do at least 30 minutes of exercise for 30 days from October 18 to November 1
All proceeds from registrations to the annual walkathon will be contributed to the Al Jalila Foundation towards diabetes research, awareness and care. Since 2014, the Walk has raised over Dh3 million, contributing towards 15 research studies. Renuka Jagtiani, Chairwoman and CEO of walkathon organisers Landmark Group, said: “It is great to see the community come together year on year to be a part of the Beat Diabetes Walk. We owe much of our success and growth of this initiative to the people of UAE, the leadership and our longstanding partners – Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Health Authority, Emirates Diabetes Society, Dubai Municipality Roads & Transport Authority and Dubai Police.