CAY HILL–More than 400 persons had an opportunity to check various aspects of their health during NAGICO’s first Health and Wellness Fair at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex on Saturday.
The large number of attendees included Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin, National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) Ardwell Irion and Minister of Health Emil Lee.
NAGICO Marketing Manager Lisa Brown said more than 400 persons were registered at the entrance and 35 persons were at the location from as early as 7:00am to participate in the yoga session.
St. Maarten AIDS Foundation headed by Dr. Gerard van Osch administered 100 HIV/AIDS tests, St. Maarten Diabetes Foundation tested 120 persons and a number of attendees had dental checks, eye checks, ear checks and visited the physiotherapist on hand.
Katsiaryna Ozkan’s Arena Base Cafe, which was giving out healthy treat samples and registering for its meal plans, saw a few more than 200 persons.
St. Maarten Diabetes Foundation also administered cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes tests to a large number of attendees.
Brown said that, given the response and feedback on the event, it will be now be held annually. She said NAGICO was happy to be able to host the event for the community, as the company saw the need for such an event.
“This was our way of giving back,” she said, adding that with a large portion of the population stressed from the hurricanes of 2017, this was a way for persons to de-stress and take a day to focus on themselves and their health. “It was an overwhelming success. We are very happy and proud of the event and we can’t wait for next year, because we will be coming bigger and better.”
She thanked all the participants, attendees and everyone who in one way or the other contributed to the success of the first annual NAGICO Health and Wellness Fair.