Lions donate to Diabetic Foundation

POSTED: 03/10/16 7:08 PM

St. Maarten News – The Lions Club of St. Maarten donated $1,200 to the Diabetic Foundation on Saturday for the group’s continued support of the Lion Rudy Hoeve Health & Wellness Fair that it hosts each year.

Saturday was the 8th year of the Health & Wellness Fair at the Festival Village and also the 8th year that a presentation has been made to the Diabetic Foundation for carrying out hundreds of blood pressure, cholesterol and other tests during the one-day fair.

The presentation was made to Foundation members Lottie Peterson and Amanda Wever, who both thanked the Lions Club members and representatives of the Rudy Hoeve family for the donation. The donation is used each year to purchase testing equipment and materials and also for the promotion of diabetes awareness in the community.

Making the presentation was Lion’s Club President, Eldert Louisa, along with other Lion’s Club members.

“It has become something of a tradition to make this donation to the Diabetic Foundation, who has been with the Health & Wellness Fair from day one,” Louisa said.

He said it is also fitting that the presentation is made in the presence of the late Lion Rudy Hoeve’s family, after whom the Health & Wellness Fair has been named. “It was Lion Rudy who had the vision to promote good health and especially in creating sight awareness in the community by having an annual event of this kind eight years ago and in making this presentation we not only honor that vision by remembering his contribution and also thank the members of his family for their continued support.”

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