Indian-origin man’s firm raises funds for diabetes cure

Abu Dhabi, Nov 21 (IANS) An Indian-origin man’s company organised a diabetes awareness walk in Dubai and raised funds to support on-going research to cure the disease, a media report said here on Saturday.

Landmark Group, a retail and hospitality group and Fitness First, a Britain-based health club group organised “Beat Diabetes Walk’ on Friday in a bid to raise awareness about the condition and promote the benefits of a healthier lifestyle, Khaleej Times reported.

Nearly, 17,000 residents joined the seventh edition of the programme and took part in spot fitness challenges, in addition to yoga and body balance classes.

“We are grateful to the people of the UAE and the wider region who stepped out of their homes to join the Beat Diabetes Walk,” said Renuka Jagtiani, vice-chairperson of the Landmark Group.

The initiative raised 350,000 dirhams ($95,296) and the money will be donated to Al Jalila Foundation — a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical education and research.

“We hope the initiative continues to inspire people to make lifestyle changes to either prevent or better manage the condition,” added Jagtiani.

The people in the walk donned blue T-shirts and caps. Noted radio presenters in Dubai – Kris Fade, Priti Malik, and Big Rossi – also took part to support the cause.

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