Let's show our OUTRAGE and UNITE for a Healthy Future

In less than 50 days time, on 19-20 September 2011, policy leaders from around the world will come together for the United Nations High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) - cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes. During this high level meeting they will focus on the global threat caused by NCDs.

This is the only 2nd Health Summit in the history of the UN. HIV/AIDS led the way in making history changing the way policy makers and the world see this devastating disease. We now have the opportunity to be active agents of change.

To celebrate this landmark event, the International Diabetes Federation and civil leaders are organizing a half-day celebration in Central Park, New York, on 18 September, the day before the UN summit. Our goal is to raise awareness that Non-communicable diseases are the leading killers today and are still on the rise. But together we can change this.

Over 35 million people die of NCDs every year which account for 60% of all global deaths, causing a huge social and economic burden. Many of them die prematurely caused by a Lack of access to affordable medicines and health care services.

Your presence in Central Park is crucial! You can show global leaders and the rest of the world that we demand healthy environments and concrete commitment in battling diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and lung disease!

Join us in Central Park with family and friends to promote healthy lifestyles.

With the support of the World Heart Federation, the Framework Convention Alliance, Livestrong, Diabetes Hands Foundation, Team Type 1, Healthy Caribbean Coalition, Diabetes Daily, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and other leading health bloggers.