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Gulf Bank and Kuwait Heart Foundation mark World Heart Day
September 30, 2017, 3:29 pm

Gulf Bank was pleased to join with the Kuwait Heart Foundation to mark ‘World Heart Day’, an international day of awareness about the importance of living a heart healthy lifestyle. This year’s theme is ‘Share The Power’ and focuses on how, by sharing knowledge, we can inspire people to live longer and healthier lives.

Activities are happening around the world to mark the day; here in Kuwait, Gulf Bank and the Kuwait Heart Foundation held a press conference to reach the widest possible audience with key messages about how to be heart healthy.  Furthermore, the Kuwait Heart Foundation offered employees of the Bank free onsite health check-ups and medical assessments. 

Specialized doctors provided health assessments that included taking blood pressure readings; checking blood sugar and cholesterol levels; evaluating weight and body mass index, and then providing employees with a detailed health report and immediate one-on-one consultations with the Doctor.

Highlighting the importance of marking the day, Antoine Daher, CEO of Gulf Bank, said: “We are committed to ensuring members of the Gulf Bank family maintain a healthy work-life balance, and are happy that our friends at the Kuwait Heart Foundation provided our employees with important health screenings.  Encouraging people to live a healthy and active lifestyle is also an important pillar of our corporate social responsibility strategy. 

By marking ‘World Heart Day’ together with the Kuwait Heart Foundation we also raised awareness of the fact that cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, are the world’s biggest killer, but the power to have a healthy heart is in every individual’s hands.  We thank the Kuwait Heart Foundation for working with us to mark this important day.”

World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September each year, and is a platform for communities to fight against cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and reduce the global diseases burden. Created by the World Heart Federation in 2000, World Heart Day aims at educating people around the globe that CVD, including diseases and strokes is the world’s leading cause of death and highlighting the actions to be taken to prevent and control CVD.

Gulf Bank holds and sponsors numerous health and fitness related events, the biggest of which is the ‘Gulf Bank 642 Marathon.’ This is Kuwait’s biggest walk/run event and is open to all ages and fitness levels. This year’s edition is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 18 November, we encourage all of Kuwait to join us and to stay healthy.

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