Walkathon set to raise awareness of diabetes

Nov

21

2013

A WALKATHON to raise awareness of diabetes will be held at Dohat Arad park tomorrow.

The event, from 4pm to 6pm, costs BD3 to enter including a t-shirt and raffle ticket, with all funds raised going to the Bahrain Diabetes Society.

“The goal of the walk is to raise awareness regarding diabetes and the escalating health threat that it now poses,” said event organiser Robert Grey.

“The incidence of diabetes is rising throughout the world because of changing food habits and lifestyle. Unfortunately, Bahrain ranks fifth in the world for incidence of diabetes.

“The number of diabetics in this region is also expected to double by 2030, so there is much that we all need to do.”

To register for the walk or make a donation email walk4life@bnhgroup.com.

Participants can also register on the day.

Source: GDN

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