PRINCES TOWN ROTARY MARCHES AGAINST DIABETES

The Rotary Club of Princes Town together with the Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago, the Princes Town Regional Corporation and the Interact Clubs of Princes Town West Secondary School, St. Stephen’s College and Cowen Hamilton Secondary School held a Diabetes Awareness Walk on 04th November 2018 in Princes Town.
The aim of the walk was to ­sensitize ­residents of the Princes Town and surrounding areas about the deadly non-communicable disease of Diabetes Melliutus and to encourage persons to get tested.
 
Gowrie Roopnrine, Chairman of the Princes Town Regional Corporation inaugurated the walk whilst blood sugar and pressure testing, personalized Nutrition seminars were conducted for all participants and Princes Town residents present thereafter. Presidents of the Interact Clubs displayed the visible banner on the subject whilst Vice President of the Princes Town Branch of the Diabetes Association – Registered Nurse Salima Ramkissoon was spreading the message of the importance of daily exercise and to get tested for diabetes all along the walkathon route. The 30 minutes walkathon commenced from Broomage Junction to the Triangle in Princes Town and was followed by a healthy breakfast and a seminar on diabetes awareness where topics of Nutrition and a healthy diet together with exercise discussed. 
 
In her opening remarks, President of the Rotary Club of Princes Town, Crystal Ann Harper stressed the importance of awareness of the disease and the growing prevalence in Trinidad and the Caribbean nations and encouraged persons to simply get tested. Greetings were brought from Andrew Dhanoo, President of the Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago, who also participated in the walk.
 
Traffic police regulated the walk and volunteers ­distributed water bottles and healthy biscuits and fruits for the participants. An ambulance was kept ready in case of emergency. The Rotary Club of Princes Town specially thanks Azimuth Industries Limited, SNSR Centre, Crystal Waters, Nestle, Bryden Pi and Bermudez Group of Companies for their generous donations and support of this event.