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‘Reaching The Last Mile’ Charity Run: Raising Funds For Neglected Tropical Diseases

by Out and About Mag.

Registration is now open for the second annual Reaching the Last Mile charity run, hosted by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in support of the UAE-based Reach Campaign to raise awareness and funds to combat neglected tropical diseases.

Reaching The Last Mile

The run will take place on February 18 at Yas Bay Waterfront, Abu Dhabi, and is open to participants of all ages and fitness levels, with 1k, 3k, 5k and 10k routes. The event is expected to attract a mix of individuals, teams, and families and is a highlight of the community calendar. 

Entry for the Reaching the Last Mile run is AED57.75 and includes a branded T-shirt, individual medals and photos for each participant, and a winners’ ceremony. 

All donations from the event will benefit The Reach Campaign, a fundraising initiative working to eliminate two neglected tropical diseases (NTDs): river blindness and lymphatic filariasis. 

Reaching The Last Mile

NTDs are a group of communicable diseases that are preventable and treatable yet continue to affect 1 in 5 people worldwide, including 1 billion children. NTDs cause immeasurable suffering - they blind, debilitate, disfigure and can be fatal. By most commonly affecting vulnerable and marginalized populations, NTDs create cycles of poverty and cost developing nations billions of dollars each year. 

More than 200 million people worldwide require treatment for river blindness, while an estimated 850 million people are at risk of lymphatic filariasis. 

Please visit the website to register for the Reaching the Last Mile charity run. 



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