Walkathon & 10 km Fun Run WDD

10/28/2012 03:54:00 AM

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is around the corner!Some intro about WDD shall I make here.
WDD is celebrated 14th of November every year.So you might ask,why 14th of November?Well,it is merely to marks the birthday of Frederick Banting, who, along with Charles Best, is credited with the discovery of insulin #hero!Another question might popped out right from your mind,

How did it all begin?
World Diabetes Day was introduced by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991, in response to concern over the escalating incidence of diabetes around the world. Since then, the event has grown in popularity every year. 
And the best thing is,WDD is celebrated WORLDWIDE #thumbsup.

So what's the highlight of WDD this year? O.o
The World Diabetes Day 2012 campaign marks the fourth year of the five-year focus on
 “Diabetes education and prevention.”
The World Diabetes Day 2012 campaign will link the urgent need for action to the protection of the health of our future generations. Particular focus will be placed on highlighting the importance of education - for health professionals, people with diabetes and people at risk – in reducing the impact of diabetes throughout the world.
The slogan chosen for the campaign is:
The 2012 campaign will have a special focus on children and young people as the driving force for the promotion and dissemination of education and prevention messages that we hope will inspire and engage local communities to recognize the importance of early awareness of the risks and dangers of diabetes. The aim is to build awareness among children and young people of the warning signs and risk factors for diabetes and that in many cases type 2 diabetes can be prevented through healthy eating and physical activity.
The three key messages of the campaign are:
  • Access to essential education for everyone
  • The way we live is putting our health at risk
  • People with diabetes face stigma and discrimination

So,this year,on 11th of November 2012,WDD is going to held a Walkathon & 10 km Fun Run event!

Date :
11 November 2012 (Sunday)

Venue (Start / Finish) :
Dataran Merdeka

Distance :
10KM - Run
5KM - Walkathon

Time (Flag-off):
7 AM (Run)
7:30 AM (Walkathon)

Fee :
Walkathon - RM 15 per entry
10km Run- RM 30 per entry

Closing Date for registration:
31 October 2012 (or upon reaching 5,000 participants whichever comes first)

How to register?
Simple!Go to www.wdd2012.com

For more information,log on to www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/

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