UNite for a Healthy Future Rally

***MEDIA ALERT***

 

GLOBAL HEALTH ORGANISATIONS
“UNITE FOR A HEALTHY FUTURE” ON THE EVE OF UN SUMMIT
ON NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (NCDS)


UNite on September 18 to increase awareness of the world’s leading killers: cancer, diabetes, heart & chronic respiratory disease.

WHAT: On the eve of the first-ever UN Summit on NCDs, the NCD Alliance will host “UNite for a Healthy Future” an afternoon rally to engage the public in the fight against, cancer, diabetes, 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.

Activities run from 1:00pm-5:00pm including;

  • A live giant mural painting by leading NCD artists
  • Special children’s mini mural
  • Presentation of a one million strong petition in support of the NCD Summit
  • Bike ride with celebrity cyclist NCD advocate
  • A Caribbean carnival parade featuring Socamotion
  • Health check-ups

The opening ceremony starts at 2pm. Media interviews from 2:45pm – 3:45pm with:

  • Sir George Alleyne, Director Emeritus, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • Prof. Jean Claude Mbanya, President, International Diabetes Federation
  • Dr. Ralph Sacco, former President, American Heart Association
  • Dr. Judith Mackay, Senior Advisor,  World Lung Foundation
  • Members of the NCD community including patient advocates,
    well-known artists, activists and sports stars

This event is free and open to the public. People of all ages and abilities are invited to participate.  Register online at:  unite@ncdalliance.org

WHERE: The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029          

WHEN: Sunday, September 18 1:00pm – 5:00pm

INFO: For more info about “UNite for a Healthy Future”, please visit: http://www.idf.org/unite-healthy-future-1 or the event Facebook page at: http://on.fb.me/qwTRMo

CONTACT: Isabella Platon, Head of Communications, International Diabetes Federation Isabella.platon@idf.org

 


Date: 
Monday, September 12, 2011