UPDATE FROM DIABETES SA:
It is with deep regret that we need to inform you, our wonderful supporters, that we have had to postpone our walk until November, when all Global Diabetes Walks take place Nationally. We did not manage to procure sufficient sponsorship to cover our expenses, and as a Non-Profit Organisation unfortunately we do not have the capacity to make up for the shortfall ourselves.
We will advise you of the date in November as soon as it has been confirmed with KZN Athletics and the City of Durban. We once again apologise for any inconvenience we may have caused you.
Did you miss out on the Durban Diabetes Walk last year? Never fear – it’s going to happen in March this year! Here’s all the info you need to get walking for diabetes awareness…
Event: SASA amaShuga Walk for Wellness
Date: Sunday 15th March 2015
Place: Amphitheatre on the Lower Marine Parade, Durban
Cost: R50 per person
Reason: The aim of the walk is to educate people about diabetes
Enquiries: Nerve Events – 0312012169 during office hours
Organisers Nerve Events and Diabetes SA are stepping out with the launch of the aptly named SASA amaShuga Walk for Wellness – an exciting re-invention of what used to be the Global Diabetes Walk Durban.
The SASA amaShuga Walk for Wellness will kick off on Sunday March 15th 2015 at 8am. It will start from the Amphitheatre on the Lower Marine Parade.
There will also be a wellness expo at the amphitheatre where free blood sugar & blood pressure checks will take place.
According to Jenny Russell from Diabetes SA, a Stats SA report issued on 4 Sept 2014 showed that diabetes is the second highest cause of death in eThekwini Metro and the third highest cause of death in KZN!
“The aim of the walk is to educate people about diabetes which is reaching epidemic proportions globally. South Africa is not immune. Obesity is an emerging health problem in KZN, particularly among women. Many women living in urban areas where there is high HIV prevalence perceive themselves to be thinner than their actual Body Mass index (BMI) suggests. This may be a barrier to weight management,” she says.
Pat Bonini of Nerve Events says that the walk will cover a distance of 5km. “We urge the public to support the event. You are also invited to bring your dogs along on a leash. The walk attracts up to 2000 people and we would like to up that figure. The Walk and Wellness Expo is also a major fundraising exercise for Diabetes SA Durban”.
Both the organisers and Diabetes South Africa would like to thank The South African Sugar Association (SASA) for supporting the amaShuga. “Local Wellness celebrity Lisa Raleigh will once again be the MC for the event and we are grateful for Lisa’s continued support for this event,” adds Bonini.
Entry fee for the event is R50 per person and details of the event can be found by searching for SASA amaShuga Walk for Wellness – Durban on Facebook, calling 0312012169 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s all walk for wellness!