Free health screening raises health awareness

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(Press Release) — Almost 60 community members from the diverse ethnic groups of Saipan availed themselves of the recent free health screening at the San Antonio Parish Social Hall. The event was organized by the National Youth Movement for West Philippine Sea-Marianas chapter, US Pinoys for Good Governance-Marianas chapter, BAYANi-Bayan Bago Sarili, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations-CNMI chapter and the Asian Community of the CNMI.

The free heath screening was sponsored by Dr. Celia Lamkin, chair of the organizing groups and her husband, Ron Lamkin.

We’ve been doing free health screening in the CNMI for the past 10 years now, and each year, more people are becoming more health conscious. Our goal is to help people monitor their health and achieve a healthy lifestyle,” Dr. Lamkin said.

Free reading glasses and snacks courtesy of Dr. Lamkin and Mr. Lamkin were provided to those who availed themselves of the free health screening.

Those with high blood pressure and blood sugar readings were advised to consult their primary physicians.

Take responsibility for your own health — life is a gift, don’t waste it,” Mr. Lamkin said.

Dr. Lamkin would like to extend her sincere appreciation and gratitude to the following:

Mr. Ronald Lamkin, Elizabeth Escobar-Mendiola, RN, Anabel Mocon, RN, Northern Marianas College Nursing Department Chair Rose T. Aldan, Administrative Assistant III Andrew Jason Mendiola, Nursing Club Advisor Johnny Aldan, NMC Nursing Club Vice President Georenda Satoshi, Northern Marianas College Nursing Student volunteer Rose Ogo, NMC Nursing Club President Mae Indalecio, Maria Clarinda Catalma, Allysa Velasco, Keithley Marquez, Allexa Go, Michael Andres, Kaiza Lucido, former NMC Nursing Student Club president , organizing group members, volunteers and supporters Lucita T. Reyes, Fanny dela Rosa, Jovy Brondo, Evelyn dela Torre, Jericho Santos, San Antonio Parish Church, Rev. Father Anthony Aguason, John Raymond Sablan, Marianas Variety, Zaldy Dandan, Saipan Tribune, Jayvee Vallejera, Saipan community members, and all those who cooperated, supported and collaborated to ensure the success of this event.

We wish you all a Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Safe, Healthy, Prosperous and Happy New Year!”

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