According to the event’s director, Carol Sansour Dabdoub, the ticket phone line is ringing non-stop as the community rallies round to take part in the five kilometre walk to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
For the second year running, more than 15,000 are expected to attend the fun-filled family event – considered to be the largest walkathon in the region – which is organised by the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre with the support of The National Health Insurance Company Daman to highlight the enormous benefits of exercise to good health.
The afternoon of interactive family entertainment – including fun fitness activities, musical acts, drumming and more – kicks off at 3pm on November 25. The Walk starts at 5pm. There is an hourly bus service, number 290, running from Khalifa Street Abu Dhabi to Yas Island.
Walk for Life is part of ICLDC’s award-winning public health awareness campaign, ‘Diabetes-Knowledge-Action’.
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