WeWalk: More than 1,000 people raise awareness and funds for autism at rally in Dubai

All proceeds from WeWalk 2023, including ticket sales, corporate support and sponsorship packages, will be donated in support of DAC’s mission to empower children with autism through education and therapeutic interventions.

“We are proud to have concluded another impactful edition of WeWalk to promote a culture of inclusivity and understanding,” said Haif Zamzam, senior vice president of strategy and marketing at TECOM Group. “Our commitment to creating a more compassionate society is realized through events like WeWalk, and we will continue to work closely with partners like the Dubai Autism Center to strengthen the values ​​of our community.”

WeWalk aims to inspire responsible community practices and this year sought to raise support for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which affects approximately one in 36 children, according to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. US Diseases In 2022, the Ministry of Community Development recorded more than 4,500 cases of autism in the United Arab Emirates, with men making up 80 percent of the total recorded cases.

WeWalk 2023, which attracted more than 1,000 participants in support of autism awareness, was supported by the Dubai Sports Council and the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities; telecommunications partner du; Gold partners BeiGene, Al Ain Water and Skechers; Media partners Khaleej Times and Channel 4; Emerald Partners Mediclinic, Biologix Pharma, Rubicon, Patchi and Medtronic; and medical support partner, Response Plus Medical. Cravia Group, which is the parent company of brands such as Cinnabon and WKD Chicken, will donate 20 percent of all sales from its WeWalk presence in support of DAC’s cause.

Dubai Science Park is part of TECOM Group’s business district portfolio that includes Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, Dubai Production City, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai International Academic City, Dubai Design District (d3) and Dubai Industrial City. .

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