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Over 100 people took part in the Lions Clubs International, Region 2 District 204 health fair last Feb. 21 at the Joeten Daidai Social Hall of the Mt. Carmel Cathedral in Chalan Kanoa.

According to the Lions press statement, those who participated in the health fair availed of services such as blood pressure checks, sugar/glucose tests, and a diabetes awareness campaign and general health awareness.

Among the health fair’s service providers and volunteers were Northern Marianas College nursing students—Georenda Satoshi, Rodileen Mae Morales, Norman Tanghal, Marianne Sembrano, Ahlex Caracut, Sharmain Alarzar, Ma. Clarinda Catalma, Michael Andres, Mae Indalecio, Crystal Delos Reyes, Savannah Santos, Warphy Dela Rosa and, Honey May Ambay—and Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. nurses Liza Anda, Marlene Peraja, and Sheila Barbo.

The Maternal and Child Health Home Visiting Program, as well as Tuberculosis Prevention Program, Noncommunicable Disease Bureau, and CHCC Community Guidance Center System of Care Program were also there to educate participants.

Since vision is one of its global service challenges, Lions Clubs International sees to it that every health fair includes the free distribution of reading glasses. First vice district governor Saturnino “Atoy” Banting said that only 84 people availed of the free glasses.

Region 2 chair Al Cabael gave thanks to Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. CEO Esther Lizama Muña and her staff for accepting the call to volunteer by participating in the event.

The Lions Clubs International’s Region 2 District 204 also extends its appreciation to PHI Pharmacy, Saipan Ice and Water Co., Chowtime, and Pepoy’s.

The health fair started at 7am with Zumba activities that were led by the Saipan Fitbeat Lions Club; the fair ended at noon.

Those who want to join the Lions Clubs can contact Banting at 483-2869, Cabael at 483-4663, Region 2 zone chair Eden Mercado at 788-2416, Cely Lizama at 287-6758, or assistant district secretary Tes Marquez at 483-6524. To learn more about the organization visit the website www.lionsclubs.org.

Justine Nauta
Justine Nauta is Saipan Tribune's community and health reporter and has covered a wide range of news beats, including the Northern Marianas College and Commonwealth Health Care Corp. She's currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services at NMC.

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