(Press Release) — More than 100 people availed themselves of the health fair hosted by the Lions Clubs International, Region 2, District 204 on Feb. 21, 2021, Sunday, at the Joeten Daidai Social Hall of Mt. Carmel Cathedral in Chalan Kanoa.

The health fair started at 7 a.m. with Zumba activities led by the Saipan Fitbeat Lions Club. 

The health fair provided free blood pressure and sugar/glucose tests as well as important information regarding diabetes and general health.

As one of the global service challenges of the Lions Clubs International is  vision, the Lions also provided free reading glasses to 84 people, first vice district governor Saturnino “Atoy” Banting said.

Lions Clubs International Region 2, District 204 is composed of eight clubs on Saipan: Saipan Fil-Am, Saipan Unity, Saipan Marianas, Saipan Alliance, Saipan Natibu, Saipan Centennial, Saipan Pacific and Saipan Fitbeat.

The clubs can create their projects at a club level to focus on the Lions’ five service challenges: diabetes, vision, hunger, environment and, childhood cancer.

The service providers and volunteers who ensured the success of the health fair included NMC 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.

Also providing assistance were Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. nurses Liza Anda, Marlene Peraja and Sheila Barbo; MCHD Home Visiting Program’s Leiana K. Ogumoro and Stacy Ngiralmau; CHCC-HIV/STD/VH/TB Prevention Program’s Nela Prado; Non-Communicable Disease Bureau’s Brianna Fajardo, Ezriel Granada and Thelma Duenas; CHCC-Community Guidance Center-System of Care Program’s Kimberly Mendiola, Guadalupe Camacho and Becky Dania Mettao.

A student from Grace Christian Academy, Sebastian Dearborn Bernardo, was also among the health fair volunteers.

Lions Region 2 chairperson Al Cabael, for his part, thanked CHCC Chief Executive Officer Esther L. Muna and her staff for their dedication in keeping the CNMI safe and healthy amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and for participating in the health fair.

“We are also grateful to donors PHI Pharmacy, Saipan Ice & Water Co., Chowtime, Pepoy’s Cafe & Restaurant and fellow Lion volunteers. When there is a need there is a Lion,” Cabael said.

If you have a passion for serving the community, contact Lions Club first vice district governor Atoy Banting at 483-2869, Region 2 chairperson Al Cabael at 483-4663, Region 2 zone chairs 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  www.lionsclubs.org

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