Service clubs host a diabetes walk-a-thon

Service clubs host a  diabetes walk-a-thon

Rotarians pose for a group photo on the morning of the walk-a-thon.

PHILIPSBURG--The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle, the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise, the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset, and the St. Dominic High School Interact Club hosted a diabetes awareness, prevention and management walk-a-thon on Saturday, April 24.

  The service clubs said that approximately 185 persons attended the early morning walk-a-thon. The clubs sold tickets for the event, which included a healthy breakfast for participants after the walk. All proceeds will go to the Diabetes Foundation of St. Maarten (DFS).

  DFS members shared information about pre-diabetes during the event, and screened participants for pre-diabetes via a self-check form.

  The clubs thank all those who contributed to the event. They gave a special thanks to Print and Sign Express, Arena Base Cafe, Kam’s Foodworld, Prime Distributors, KFC, and Tony’s Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Services.