Media Alert - Central Park bike ride - UNite for a Healthy Future

**media alert**

TEAM TYPE 1 CYCLISTS TO LEAD CENTRAL PARK BIKE RIDE IN SUPPORT OF HISTORIC UN SUMMIT ON NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (NCD’S)
September 18 ride part of NCD Alliance’s “UNite for a Healthy Future” event to increase awareness of the world’s leading killers.

 

WHAT: To commemorate the first UN Summit on NCDs on September 19 & 20, the NCD Alliance will host “UNite for a Healthy Future,” an afternoon rally to engage the public in the fight against diabetes, cancer, heart and chronic respiratory disease.

Over 35 million people die of these Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) every year, accounting for 60% of all global deaths, a focal point of the high level discussions by the world’s policy leaders.

The “UNite for a Healthy Future” event is highlighted by a four mile bike ride through Central Park, led by cyclists from Team Type 1, a global sports organisation home to the world’s only professional cycling team to include riders with Type 1 diabetes.  

“UNite for a Healthy Future” is free and open to the public.  The event includes a variety of family activities and free health screening services.  People of all ages and abilities are invited to participate.

WHO:   Team Type 1 CEO and Founder Phil Southerland, members of the Team Type 1 cycling teams and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation, will unite for the bike ride through Central Park. 

WHERE:  Central Park, New York, USA; The New York Academy of Medicine
                1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029 
 
WHEN:  Sunday, September 18th 12:30pm – 5:00 p.m.
               Bike ride participants will meet at the NY Academy of Medicine at 12:30pm

HOW: Participants can register online at:  http://www.idf.org/advocacy/un-summit-ncds/unite-healthy-future

INFO: For more info about “UNite for a Healthy Future”, please visit: www.IDF.org or the event Facebook page at: http://on.fb.me/qwTRMo
For more information about Team Type 1, please visit: www.teamtype1.org.


MEDIA CONTACT:
Isabella Platon: Isabella.platon@idf.org

 

 



Date: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011