BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – As many calls are continue to be made for Kittitian and Nevisians to adopt healthier lifestyles, the Rotary Club of Liamuiga is doing its part in the promotion efforts.
On Saturday 9th July 2016, the club hosted a Health and Wellness Fair at the Independence Square from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The public was given the opportunity to participate in a series of free activities that included a high energy Zuma Session by Maxine Hendrickson-Lewis (Owner, Custom Strength Fitness), a Yoga Class and Blood Sugar/Pressure Testing and Counselling Clinic conducted by Rotarian Dr. Agnes Beachman.
In the late afternoon, the St. Kitts Hash House Harriers (SKHHH) and members of the public took to the streets for a 10 k fundraising walk /run (all proceeds to be donated to charitable projects) of Basseterre and the surrounding areas for a to cap off the day’s activities.
The business community also joined the ‘band wagon’ and got involved by making donations. The St. Kitts Bottling Company, Pharmcarre, Fresh Vitamins, Digicel, Refresh Juice Bar, made contributions to support the efforts of not only the activity and the club.
According to one of the organizers, Director Burnell Nisbett, “the club put on the event to further promote the importance and benefits of general good health and general well-being to a wider cross-section of the community. We (Rotarians) believe, your health is your wealth.”
He also noted that club has gotten positive feedback from the general public and with the high level of interest shown; plans will be made to have another activity in the near future.
The Rotary Club of Liamuiga was chartered in February 2003 and continues to be a beacon of hope for the youth, elderly and the vulnerable and endeavours to improve society and nation through the Rotary pledge, “Service Above Self.”