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More than 12,000 people come together to walk for a cause at Safa Park


More than 12,000 people come together to walk for a cause at Safa Park

More than 12,000 people come together to walk for a cause at Safa Park 1
  • Landmark Group Successfully Concludes its Flagship Annual Beat Diabetes Walk Returns in its 13th Edition
  • Senior Officials who participated included H.E Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of the Council, Dubai Sports Council, Dr. Amer Al Zarooni, Acting CEO of Al Jalila Foundation and Dr. Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education at the DHA
  • Over the last 13 years, more than 125,000 participants have walked to show their support to Landmark Group’s Beat Diabetes initiative

Dubai, UAE – 12, November 2022 – In its 13th edition, Landmark Group’s flagship annual Beat Diabetes Walk succeeds in bringing together more than 12,000 individuals who joined its social impact campaign. The event which was held two days prior to World Diabetes Day took place at Safa Park in Dubai from 7am to 2pm.

The day was inaugurated with the 3.8-km walk around the Dubai Water Canal led by Renuka Jagtiani, Chairwoman of Landmark Group. She was joined by H.E Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of the Council, Dubai Sports Council, Dr. Amer Al Zarooni, Acting CEO of Al Jalila Foundation and Dr. Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education at the DHA along with representatives from Emirates Diabetes & Endocrine Society and over 30 private and public sectors partners.

The event coincides with the Dubai Fitness Challenge and encourages residents to increase their daily physical activity. It also brought to life many activities for the entire family, including Human Foosball, Bungee Run, Obstacle Course, Giant Jenga, Bollywood & Zumba Dancing and Live Music. Participants also were able get free blood sugar testing and BMI testing conducted by Dubai Health Authority and had access as well as health and nutrition consultations. Participants this year were encouraged to dress up in blue to represent the cause.

The Group has also partnered this year again with STEPPI. For every 10,000 steps participants completed through the STEPPI app, Landmark will donate 10 AED towards the Beat Diabetes Fund, facilitated by Al Jalila Foundation, for the medical treatment of patients suffering from diabetes complications.

All proceeds from this charity event will be donated to Al Jalila Foundation, a UAE-based not-for-profit organization established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Last year, the Group became the first and only corporate from the GCC to join the WHO’s Global Diabetes Compact Forum.

Since the launch of the campaign in 2009, Landmark Group has partnered with various public, private, and non-profit organisations, and been supported by over 125,000 participants [including 30,000 children] across the GCC and beyond. 

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About Landmark Group

Founded in 1973 in Bahrain, the Landmark Group has successfully grown into one of the largest and most successful retail organisations in the Middle East and India. An international, diversified retail and hospitality conglomerate that encourages entrepreneurship to consistently deliver exceptional value, the Group operates over 2,200 outlets encompassing over 30 million square feet across the Middle East, North Africa, India and Southeast Asia.

Landmark Group has a strong workforce of over 48,000 employees and provides a value-driven product range for the family through its retail concepts: Centrepoint, Babyshop, Splash, Shoemart, Lifestyle, Max Fashion, Home Centre, Home Box, Emax, UAE’s first food discounter, VIVA and Styli, the Group’s first online-only fashion offering.

The Group is committed to being an employer of choice and has been recognized over the years, recently being named one of Asia’s and the Middle East’s top 5 Best Workplaces in 2021 by Great Place to Work®

The Group brands ensure the delivery of a seamless shopping experience to customers through a keen focus on their e-commerce and omni-channel capabilities

The Group has also diversified in the leisure, food and hospitality with Landmark Leisure, Citymax Hotels, Fitness First and Foodmark, the restaurant division, which operates the Group’s own and franchise food outlets.

As a high-volume retailer, Landmark Group operates the MENA region’s largest privately-owned logistics and distribution hub. The company has now advanced to offer 3PL Logistics services with the launch its fully automated Mega Distribution Centre at JAFZA, Dubai under the brand name of Omega Logistics.

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