Saipan Fil-American Lions Club to hold first walkathon

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IN support of the cancer awareness program in the CNMI, the Saipan Fil-American Lions Club will hold its first annual walkathon this year.

Club president Eden Mercado said the event, “A Walk with a Cancer Survivor,” is scheduled for April 18 at 5 p.m. on Beach Road.

This month, she said club members and officers, started an after-work walk at the track and field of Oleai Sports Complex.

The Lions are inviting other community members to join the walking group.

Some members and officers of the Saipan Fil-American Lions Club keep fit by walking at the Oleai track and field.  Contributed photo

Mercado said cancer does not discriminate, and can affect everyone.

“But we can fight cancer through a healthy lifestyle while reminding patients and survivors that they are not alone in their battle,” she said. “We listen, we care, and we serve.”

As for the walkathon, Mercado said the Lions are encouraging businesses and community members to sponsor the event.

For more information, call Eden Mercado at 788-2416, Leonila Mendoza at 287-7563, Socorro Huliganga at 989-6407 or Mario Mayuga at 285-1021.

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