WeWalk for Rare Diseases walkathon to be held at Dubai Science Park

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‘WeWalk’ charity proceeds to support the rare diseases patients

The Dubai Science Park, in partnership with the UAE Rare Disease Society, will host its third annual charitable walkathon ‘WeWalk’ on Saturday (March 19).

The event will be held at Al Barsha South 2 from 7 AM to noon and will cover a distance of 3 kilometers.

WeWalk is open to all residents of all ages and abilities. Wheelchair courses for all distances are also available.

The course is open for walking, sprinting, or jogging, and can be participated with friends and family.

Participants can expect to receive a goody bag with T-shirt, cap, and wristband as well as refreshments.

WeWalk organizers hope to address “the silence and stigma around rare disease and enhance the infrastructure for diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases while encouraging collaboration between all stakeholders and the community at large.”

According to the Centre of Arab Genomic Studies, the Middle East has the world’s highest prevalence of rare diseases with an estimated 2.8 million patients suffering from a rare disease in the region.

The Dubai Health Authority’s Blood Donation Centre (DBDC) also allows attendees to donate blood during the event.

Proceeds from the walkathon registration will be donated to rare disease support and awareness programs such as the UAE Rare Disease Society.

WeWalk registration and donations are now open via the WeWalk website. KSO/Expat Media


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