Annual walkathon raises awareness on diabetes
Tilal Liwa Hotel, located in the majestic Rub Al Khali Desert, joined Walk 2014, an annual walkathon aimed at raising awareness about diabetes and to encourage the public to lead a more active lifestyle.
The staff of Tilal Liwa Hotel paced either the three- or five-kilometer route at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit where more than 21,000 people joined the walkathon organised by the Imperial College London Diabetes Center with the support of the National Health Insurance Company-Daman, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Healthpoint and Health Authority Abu Dhabi.
Walk 2014 highlighted the message of maintaining a healthy lifestyle by adopting a balanced diet and by taking a 30-minute brisk walk and/or exercise each day. The campaign presently has four pillars namely: Eat for Life, Cook for Life, Play for Life and Walk for Life.