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UNITE for a Healthy Future on Sept. 18th

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UNITE for a Healthy Future on Sept. 18th

Time: September 18, 2011 from 12pm to 3pm
Location: Central Park
City/Town: New York
Website or Map:…
Event Type: health, lifestyle, awareness, re, united, nations, summit, on, non-communicable, diseases
Latest Activity: Aug 29, 2011

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Join us on Sept 18 at Central Park and support the fight against cancer, diabetes, heart and lung disease.

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

This 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 the International Diabetes Federation and civil leaders are organizing a half-day celebration in Central Park, New-York City On 18 September, the day before the UN summit. Our goal is to raise the 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.

With the support of The World Heart Federation, Anti-Tobacco Coalition, Team Type 1, Livestrong and influential diabetes bloggers we will gather the global & local NCD community and raise awareness on NCDs prior to the UN Summit, the people's Summit.

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, cardio vascular disease and lung disease!

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

More details on location and activities will be published soon. In the meantime, RSVP for the event on Facebook:

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