In an effort to increase awareness of maintaining good health and to promote education on disease prevention, the US Pinoys for Good Governance Marianas chapter, in collaboration with the Marianas Eye Institute, will be holding a free three-hour health screening on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, from 7:30am to 10:30am, at the Kilili Pavillion (north side) in Susupe, Saipan.
Registration starts from 7am and will be continuing until 8am.
People who would like to avail of the blood sugar tests are advised to fast or to refrain from eating and drinking liquids preferably 12 hours prior to the actual testing.
“This is the first health screening that USP4GG will be hosting. Screening several key vital metrics include blood pressure, blood sugar and vision. Knowing where your health stands help you start realistic personal health goals for the rest of this year and for year 2013. Free health screening events help members of our community take charge of their health. Further, providing such free services not only signifies volunteerism but is also a gesture of a gift to our community during this Christmas season,” said Dr. Celia Lamkin, chairperson of USP4GG Marianas Chapter.
Marianas Eye Institute’s CEO Russ Quinn states, "We are always looking for ways to reach out to the community. This type of health screening is key to helping people maintain good health. We applaud Dr. Lamkin’s efforts."
Parents are encouraged to bring their children for free vision screening, added Lamkin.
Information on disease prevention such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, among others, will be distributed at the health screening site.
The US Pinoys for Good Governance is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization based in New York, headed by national chair Loida Nicolas Lewis, national president Rodel Rodis and spokesperson/legal counsel Ted Laguatan.