Sun, 03 December 2023
As a part of Diabetes Awareness Month, Al Hilal Healthcare Group successfully organised 'Defeat Diabetes Cyclothon Season 3' on November 24, 2023 at Bilaj Al Jazayer, Zallaq. The event aimed to educate the people of Bahrain about different types of Diabetes, risk factors, prevention strategies, and the importance of early detection and management.
The event was organised with the support of NSH and Pocari Sweat to create awareness among the public on the importance of Diabetes and a healthy lifestyle. More than 750 cyclists participated in the ride to promote awareness of Diabetes. The event took place at Bilaj Al Jazayer cycling track and started at 8am. Participants completed a stretch of ten kilometers within two hours. CEO of Al Hilal Healthcare, Dr. Sharath Chandran, flagged the cyclothon.
Dr Chandran expressed his gratitude towards Bahrain Cycling Association, Nasser S. Al Hajri Corporation, and Pocari Sweat for their continuous support throughout the event. "This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is ‘Make Diabetes Care Accessible’. We have opened three new branches in Hamad Town, Hidd and Sitra this year to make affordable healthcare accessible for everyone in the Kingdom,” he says.
The Coach and Team Leader of the Bahrain Cycling Association, Abdel Adel Ali Marhoon, congratulated the management of Al Hilal for taking this initiative to make people aware of Diabetes Awareness Month.
Executive Director of Manama Packaging Industry Muhammad, Ejaz Chaudhry, Director of Operations of Manama Packaging Industry, Ammad Aslam, and Product Specialist of Bahrain Pharmacy, Muhaideen Syed Mustafa, were honoured guests at the event. President of the Bahrain Cycling Association, Skeikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and General Secretary of the Bahrain Cycling Association, Shubber Hilal Alwedaie, sent their congratulatory messages and wishes to Al Hilal Group on conducting the third season of largest cyclist gathering in the Kingdom.
Along with the CEO, Vice-President of Al Hilal, Asif Mohammed, Finance Manager of Al Hilal, CA Sahal Jamaludheen, Riffa Marketing Head, Unnikrishnan, and Riffa Branch Head, Tony were also present.
All the participants received a free t-shirt, certificate of participation, comprehensive health checkup voucher, snacks, and discounted coupons.