The Health+Fitness Outreach event organized by the Association of Filipino Pastors was a success with more than 130 people availing of health screening services last Saturday at the Saipan Community Church.
Victorious Christian Church pastor Brenden Perez said a total of 138 people from all walks of life availed of the free blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass index, and dental examination conducted by members of churches under the organization’s umbrella.
Aside from the 6am to 9am health screening, the Health+Fitness Outreach event also had Zumba, an information talk on health and nutrition, and prayer counseling activities.
Perez said the weather cooperated on Saturday and the whole event went smoothly as there was a steady stream of people who took advantage of the free health screening and not the deluge that often attracts similar events.
The Association of Filipino Pastors is made up of 11 churches on Saipan: Saipan Community Church, Victorious Christian Church, Cornerstone Christian Church, Jesus Is Lord Church, Marianas Bible Fellowship Church, Christian Bible Fellowship Church, Marianas Christian Church, Upper Room International Ministries, Life In The Son Fellowship, Mission Connection Ministry, and Filipino Community Church.
Perez thanked all volunteers, especially Dr. Bert Ventura, Dr. Hazel Brown, and nurses and other health professionals who lent their services.
Perez said the group will hopefully conduct its Health+Fitness Outreach again next year. The Medical+Fitness Outreach actually commemorates the anniversary of the organization. The Association of Filipino Pastors was formed in the late 1990s.