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GLOBAL DIABETES WALK 2017

GLobal Diabetes Walk

Since 2004, more than 3 million people have joined our effort to raise awareness and encourage more people to take steps to prevent this devastating disease. Join us today, as we take steps to prevent diabetes!

HOW TO ORGANISE WALK
6 Simple Steps

  1. Decide on a location. Consider a spot that is central and easily accessible. Many Walks begin in a town square, central plaza, or other well-known spot. Once you have found your location, make sure to investigate whether a permit is required.
  2. Join forcesReach out to local authorities, relevant spokespersons, leaders of diabetes associations and other potential partners. Partners can help you get the word out, provide good ideas, and contribute financing to your event.
  3. Make a Plan Start by setting a route for your Walk. Consider how long the Walk will be, and where it will start and end. Think abou whether you want to print banners, posters or t-shirts to draw attention to your Walk. Do you want to arrange other activities before or after your Walk? Only your imagination is the limit.
  4. Promote your WalkMake sure to start your promotion early. See the Walk Toolbox for good ideas and free materials.
  5. Register your WalkOnce the essentials are in place, make sure to register your Walk on our website. This helps promote your Walk, and ensures that your Walk will be counted in this year's Walk campaign.Enjoy! With the planning and promotion in place, there is only one thing left to do: Enjoy your Walk! And feel great about the steps you are taking to prevent diabetes.

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

Why take steps? Because diabetes is a pandemic

Today, more than 415 million people have diabetes. By 2040, that could rise to 642 million. And 75% of people with diabetes live in low- and middle- income countries. Yet there's something we all can do, no matter where we live.
Regular exercise helps keep blood sugar levels stable, reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases, and improves well-being.
Since 2004, more than 3 million people have joined our effort to raise awareness and encourage more people to take steps to prevent this devastating disease. Join us, as we take steps to prevent diabetes!

Common questions

Did the The Global Diabetes Walk begin?The first Global Diabetes Walk was held in 2004.

Can walks take place on other days? Yes. It is fine to organise a walk in the days before or after 14 November, if this suits your local needs.

Who can organise and participate?All are welcome to organise and participate in Global Diabetes Walks. The WDF particularly encourages its partners in developing countries to do so.

What if I'm planning other WDD eventsThat's great. Consider adding a Walk to your campaign - the Global Diabetes Walk supports and complements most World Diabetes Day activities. Learn more about the IDF's 2017 campaign

How can WDF support my Walk?

  1. We can include your Walk on the new, interactive See Who's Walking map on WDF's website. What you need to do: Register your event on the WDF website
  2. We can send you the Global Diabetes Walk newsletter, and welcome you in our Walk community on social media. What you need to do: Subscribe to the Walk newsletter, follow the Walk Facebook page and WDF's Twitter page
  3. We can provide you with new banners, posters and t-shirt designs for 2017. These are available in three languages (English, Spanish, French), with space for your local information. What you need to do: Download the designs, customise and print them.

ORGANISE YOUR WALK

How to organise a Walk - 6 simple steps

  1. Decide on a location. Consider a spot that is central and easily accessible. Many Walks begin in a town square, central plaza, or other well-known spot. Once you have found your location, make sure to investigate whether a permit is required.
  2. Join forces. Reach out to local authorities, relevant spokespersons, leaders of diabetes associations and other potential partners. Partners can help you get the word out, provide good ideas, and contribute financing to your event.
  3. Make a plan. Start by setting a route for your Walk. Consider how long the Walk will be, and where it will start and end. Think abou whether you want to print banners, posters or t-shirts to draw attention to your Walk. Do you want to arrange other activities before or after your Walk? Only your imagination is the limit.
  4. Promote your Walk. Make sure to start your promotion early. See the Walk Toolbox for good ideas and free materials.
  5. Register your Walk.Once the essentials are in place, make sure to register your Walk on our website. This helps promote your Walk, and ensures that your Walk will be counted in this year's Walk campaign.
  6. Enjoy!With the planning and promotion in place, there is only one thing left to do: Enjoy your Walk! And feel great about the steps you are taking to prevent diabetes.

PROMOTE YOUR WALK

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How to secure efficient communication

  1. Reach out to media channels.To advertise your Walk, reach out to local radio, newspapers and television. Contact your local media as early as possible, ask for their help in promoting your Walk, and invite them to attend your event.
  2. Use social media.Social media channels, such as Twitter and Facebook, offer great free communication platforms for promotion of your Walk. Get inspiration from the official Walk Facebook page and consider creating an online Facebook event for participants to attend. Consider adding the Walk logos and web banners to both your social media pages and website.
  3. Use the Walk Toolbox.On our website you will find a Walk Toolbox with free, downloadable materials. Before the event day, use the Toolbox designs to print and hang announcement posters in clinics, offices and public areas. Consider printing banners, brochures, and t-shirts for your participants to carry on the day of the event.
  4. Share photos and videos.Share some of your favourite Walk photos and videos on Twitter and Facebook using campaign hashtag, #GDW17. This will help promote your own event and may inspire others to get involved in the global movement.
  5. Enjoy! With the planning and promotion in place, there is only one thing left to do: Enjoy your Walk! And feel great about the steps you are taking to prevent diabetes.

TOOLBOX - GDW 2017

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Post the logos on your website and Facebook page,with information about how to participate in your Walk.Add it to promotional material, such as caps and handouts. Download new posters - this year, in two differentcolour versions, with space for your logo. Hang them asannouncement posters, or print them to carry on Walk day.
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Download our new annoument posters - with spaceforyour logo,and your Walk's time, date and location.Hang them in clincs, community centers and public spaces. Download new printable banners - this year with spacefor your logo and website, and logos for any co-sponsorsas well. Print in large size and carry on Walk day.
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Here you will find two different T-shirt designs foryour Walk event. This year’s t-shirts come in threedifferentcolours: red, black and blue. The '3 Steps for Change' brochure explains diabetesrisk factors, healthy eating and the importance ofexercise in very simple terms. You can give it to MoHofficials, journalists, Walk participants, and anyone elseinterested in learning more about diabetes.

Register Your Walk

Register For Global Diabetes Walk & get The Walk Certificate


CERTIFICATE WILL BE SENT TO ALL ORGANISERS & PARTICIPANTS AFTER THE WALK

Walk Certificate