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In an attempt to raise awareness about diabetes, a common but life threatening lifestyle disease, hundreds of participants, including men and women, took part in a three-kilometer mini-marathon race held at Al Reem Island here on Friday. The #darediabtes race organised by Burjeel Day Surgery Centre in association with Burjeel Medical City and Aldar Group was flagged off by John Sunil, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Burjeel Hospital.

His Excellency Nicola Lener, Ambassador of Italy to the UAE; Her Excellency Valentina Setta, Consul General of Italy in Dubai; and Amedeo Scarpa, Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE, Oman and Pakistan; toured the 330 square metre Italian pavilion at Downtown Design. They met with the 20 leading Italian design companies exhibiting at the pavilion, organized by the Italian Trade Agency in partnership with CNA and Confartigianato (Italian Associations of Artisans and Small-Medium Enterprises).

The 11th edition of the ‘Beat Diabetes Walk’, Landmark Group’s annual flagship CSR initiative, saw over 20,000 UAE residents come together to promote diabetes awareness and pledge for an active and healthier lifestyle. Held in association with the Dubai Fitness Challenge 30x30 this year, the event also doubled up as the closing ceremony of the thirty-day fitness challenge.

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