Now in its fifth year, the Diabetes SA Global Walk – Durban, which has become a successful annual event, is taking place on Sunday, November 13th from the Lower Marine Parade Amphitheatre at the Bay of Plenty, starting at 8am.
In addition to the walk, there will be a festive Wellness Expo which will see many exhibitors offering information and sample products relating to diabetes, free glucose and blood pressure tests for the public, amongst other exciting features.
An added bonus will be an array of entertainment on offer, from participating in the free Zumba Class to Rhythmic Dance School dancers entertaining the expected 3000 strong entrants from the walk.
Children under 6 years old are free to enter and they too can enjoy the entertainment from jumping castles, Dilly the Clown as well as a beach hockey demonstration.
“Beach Hockey is played in over 30 countries and this is the first launch for South Africa,” said Adele Madsen. “We are excited to support the Diabetes SA Durban Walk, as with playing hockey we strive for a healthy, fit body and value what this walk does to draw the public’s attention to preventative and manageable measures that must be considered with an illness such as Diabetes,” she added.
Also, entertaining the crowds at the walk will be dancers from the Rhythmic Arts Academy owned by Minette Landman who said, “We have a passionate group of students and a dynamic team proud to be a part of the Diabetics Walk for the second year in a row. We as Dancers and performers often take our bodies for granted, and love to be a part of projects that promote healthy living to remind us to be mindful and respectful towards our bodies. It is also important to us to promote a healthy lifestyle and show our support in events that create awareness and education to younger generations. We are all very excited and can’t wait to be a part of this event”.
Lastly, emphasised by the branch manager at Diabetes SA – Durban, Jenny Russell, “South Africa needs to encourage more events like ours as not many people are aware that Diabetes is a serious medical condition. Diabetes is caused by too much glucose in the bloodstream and has been dubbed the ‘silent killer’ for years and we seriously need to do something about it collectively!” “Don’t risk it – I encourage everyone to improve their health and take control of their lifestyle – from monitoring what they eat, to exercising,” she added.
It is encouraged to pre-enter for the Diabetes Walk by either registering at the Diabetes SA Durban Office, situated at 204 Wheeler House, 112 Mathews Meyiwa Rd (Stamford Hill Road), Durban or head on down to arena 3 at the uShaka Marine World Village Walk on Saturday, November 5th or on Sunday, November 6th between 12 noon & 3pm.
The 5km walk is open to all and costs just R60 per person. Participants are even encouraged to bring their pet pooch along (on a leash). All proceeds go towards supporting Diabetes SA and its work in all communities. Even if you are not participating, all donations are welcome!
For further information, please contact Diabetes SA on 084 717 7443, or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nerve Events 031 201 2169 during office hours.
Name of event: The 2016 Diabetes SA Global Walk – Durban!
Date of event: Sunday, November 13
Brief description: The aim of the 5km walk is to educate people about diabetes which is reaching epidemic proportions globally. South Africa is not immune. There’ll also be a wellness expo at the amphitheatre where free blood sugar & blood pressure checks will take place.
And loads of entertainment for the family with lucky draw spot prizes! Pre-registration also takes place at uShaka Marine World Village Walk, in arena 3 on Saturday, November 5th and on Sunday, November 6th between 12 noon & 3pm
Appropriate age group: A 5km family fun walk – You are also invited to bring your dogs along on a leash.
Time: 8am sharp
Venue: Amphitheatre on the Lower Marine Parade, Bay of Plenty, Durban
Cost: R60 per entry with children under 6 years old are free to enter!
Contact: Diabetes SA on 084 717 7443 or Nerve Events during office hours on 0312012169