12,000 People Participate in Beat Diabetes Walkathon

19 Nov 2011
By Ahlanlive.com

UAE residents took to the streets in Dubai

In a bid to
raise awareness and funds to Beat Diabetes, over 12,000 UAE residents took to
the streets of Dubai for a 3.1km walkathon.

The third
annual Beat Diabetes Walkathon was hosted by the Landmark Group and even the eminent
cricketer and an ardent
campaigner for diabetes awareness, Wasim Akram, joined the walkathon for the
second consecutive year.

“The overwhelming turnout that the walkathon draws
year after year is truly
heartwarming,” said Renuka Jagtiani, Vice-Chairperson, Landmark
Group. “We are thankful
to all the people who continue to support us in
our
fight against diabetes. Through
the annual walkathons, the blood glucose tests and other activities that we conduct round the year, we encourage people to lead active and balanced lives.”