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260 join Saipan Marianas Lions Club 5K Walkathon

(Press Release) — The Saipan Marianas Lions Club is extending its heartfelt appreciation to the Saipan community for coming out in support of our 2nd Annual 5K Walkathon Fundraiser on Sunday, November 17, 2019.

As one of Lions Club International’s Global Causes, #We Serve to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve the quality of life for those diagnosed. This year’s fundraiser will benefit the CHCC Division of Public Health’s Diabetes Prevention & Control Program or DPCP and is held this month to join the CNMI community’s observance of Diabetes Awareness Month.

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A total of 260 registered walkers participated, and the morning activity started with a 15-minute aerobics session courtesy of FitBeat. The walkers and runners started hitting the pavement on Beach Road at 6 a.m. from the Carolinian Utt, turned around just before Monika’s Gallery, and back to complete the 5K distance. Representatives from DPCP were on hand to provide free blood pressure and blood sugar checks, and advised participants on what health signs to guard against. In the spirit of solidarity, we also recognize the support of walkers from Saipan Alliance Lions Club, Saipan Centennial Lions Club, Saipan Fil-Am Lions Club, and Saipan Unity Lions Club.

The Lions would like to thank all sponsors who helped make this event a success!

  • • Tan Siu Lin Foundation
  • • Graphics, Inc.
  • • FitBeat
  • • CNMI Department of Community & Cultural Affairs for the use of Carolinian Utt
  • • CNMI Department of Public Safety for road safety assistance along Beach Road
  • • Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan
  • • Marianas Eye Institute
  • • IT&E
  • • CTSI Logistics
  • • MP Holdings
  • • Pacific Amusement
  • • Shirley’s Coffee Shop
  • • Saipan Ice & Water
  • • Sapphire Enterprises
  • • Triple R Pacific Motor Shop
  • • Kanoa Resort
  • • Marianas Printing
  • • White Coconut Computer Services
  • • Barny’s Pizza
  • • Century Insurance Saipan
  • • Marpac Distributors
  • • Lion Flor Miranda
  • • Serenity Salon + Spa
  • • Triple J 5-Star Wholesale
  • • McDonald’s
  • • City Trust Bank
  • • Joeten Ace Hardware
  • • SeaTouch
  • • Rep. Peter Marco
  • • Rep. Ivan Blanco