City streets welcomed the Great Diabetes Solidarity March on Saturday morning, with more than 1,500 people coming together
Various officials from politics, sports and medical world participated in this padyatra organized in a festive atmosphere.
“Days like the ones we have experienced today help us to give visibility to this condition of life that exists in society, but at the same time is unknown,” says Javier García, president of ADIVA.
Valladolid, May 20, 2023.- On Saturday morning, the Great Diabetes Solidarity March was held in the streets of Valladolid, in which more than 1,500 people participated. The walk, organized by the Valladolid Diabetes Association (ADIVA) and Vallasur, began at 10:30 am. From the facilities of the shopping center along a circular route that passes through Canada Real and Rueda Road, returning to Vallassur with a healthy refreshment stop at PRAE. Everything, in a festive atmosphere, in the rhythm of Sambule Batukada, with activities for the whole family and lotteries of many gifts at the end of March.
“With this solidarity day, we aim to raise awareness among people about the importance of diabetes, its control and prevention. Days like today help us a lot to achieve this”, affirmed Javier García, president of Adiva. For his part, Pablo Pérez, manager of Vallasur, wanted to take stock of the day: “The commitment and solidarity of the people of Valladolid that This is reflected in the great reception that the Diabetes Solidarity March has received for another year. Thousands of citizens have gathered to show their support for one of the most symbolic days for the city of Valladolid, which has already become a benchmark for diabetes awareness and visibility.
In Castilla y León alone, more than 300,000 people live with diabetes, although half have not been diagnosed. Awareness of the society is necessary to face the life situation in which healthy lifestyle habits are necessary to prevent it and avoid possible complications. That is why a solidarity march was organized under the slogan “Move for your health, move for diabetes”.
The day began with an official breakfast, hosted by Oliber, attended by various officials such as Conrado Iscar, president of the Valladolid Provincial Council; Francisco Javier Gonzalez, deputy of the Sports and Youth Service; Raquel Gonzalez, representative of Family and Equal Opportunity Services; Jesús Julio Carneiro, PP candidate for Valladolid city council; María Sánchez, Councilor for the Environment and Sustainability Sector and VTLP candidate for Valladolid City Council; Alberto Bustos, Civic Participation and Sports Councilor; Alberto Palomino, Councilor of Public Health and Civil Protection; Luis Velez, Counselor for Mobility and Urban Space; Maria Victoria Soto, Councilor for Education, Childhood, Youth and Equality; José Luis Almudi, President of the Official College of Physicians of Valladolid; Silvia Saez, President of the Valladolid Professional College of Nursing; Daniel Luis, director of the Clinica Uva Endocrinology and Nutrition Research Center; and IGBM diabetes researcher Irene Cozar in La Uva, among others.
Since last Monday, various awareness and early detection activities have been carried out in Vallasur. The Solidarity March has been a great culmination of a week dedicated to diabetes and its visibility in society.
The Valladolid Diabetes Association is a non-profit and self-help association that began working in 1978 to serve the needs of this group. It is recognized as a public utility. Some of its objectives include emotional support at the diagnosis stage, protecting the rights of people with diabetes for their integration into society, and improving the quality of life of patients through information and various recreational and educational activities. Among its most recent projects is the publication of the first guide for students with diabetes in CYL together with the rest of the regional associations and the Ministry of Education and a series of talks in rural municipalities for the elderly. Valladolid Provincial Council.
Since its opening, the Vallasur Shopping Center, managed by CBRE Real Estate, has become a benchmark in the city of Valladolid. With an area of 35,160 m2, more than 90 shops and 2,000 parking spaces, the center offers its customers a wide range of services aimed at meeting all their needs. In addition, Vallasur has a clear policy of commitment to the environment, as demonstrated by its Environmental Management System in accordance with the ISO 14001:2004 standard.