Dubai, November 13th 2015
As a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, Cotecna Dubai sponsored and participated in the ‘Beat Diabetes’ Event on the 13th of November. Landmark Group launched ‘Beat Diabetes’ in 2009, to spread awareness about the condition. The initiative encourages people to realize that diabetes can be managed by taking three simple steps – Take the Test, Eat Healthy & Get Active.
A good stretch of Dubai’s Gulf Road was dressed in blue as more than 17,000 residents came together to raise awareness about diabetes during the annual walkathon organized by the Landmark Group. The Beat Diabetes walk, supported by the Ministry of Health and the Dasman Diabetes Institute, marked a very successful completion, for the sixth year in a row.
Mr. Richard Pinto, Cotecna Dubai’s Regional Commercial Manager, added “Living with diabetes is a daily struggle, but can be manageable when leading a disciplined lifestyle. Our involvement with the Institute for the ‘Beat Diabetes Walkathon’ stems from our mission to improve the lifestyle of every Cotecna employee and its family and friends.”
The Beat Diabetes initiative is of particular significance in GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries and India, with both regions ranking high in the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)’s list of countries with prevalence of diabetes.
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