HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, president of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), participated yesterday in a walkathon to raise diabetes awareness at the Oxygen Park in Education City.
The event, dubbed ‘Autism Walkathon – A Walk against Stigma’ and organised by the Qatar Institute for Speech and Hearing (QISH), forms part of the World Autism Awareness Day in Doha.
Large groups representing schools and various organisations cheered loudly in support of the walkathon. Children lined up to have their faces painted.
In support of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani’s initiative to promote sports and health at work, Maersk Oil Qatar (MOQ) in association with Action on Diabetes (AoD) hosted a walkathon for employees and their families to mark this year’s National Sport Day.