ST. GEORGE – Gov. Herbert has declared Nov. 9-15 Pacific Islander Health Week in an effort led by the Utah Pacific Islander Health Coalition to raise awareness and work toward solutions to address the serious health issues that impact Utah’s Pacific Islander community.
With the large and growing population of Pacific Islanders in Southern Utah, the Southern Utah Pacific Islander Coalition will be hosting its second Annual Health Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the St. George Recreation Center.
It is the Coalition’s intent that by providing information and fun in one location, Pacific Islanders will become more aware, more active and live longer. Their goal is to give back to the Pacific Islander community through education and to help families live better.
The health fair will provide free informational booths about diabetes, gout, and dental, FREE flu shots provided by Planned Parenthood, free bounce house and face painting for the kids, and much more.
New this year, is the addition of the “Aloha 5K Fun Run/Walk” that will start at the Crosby Confluence Park, utilize several miles of the City of St. George Trail system, and end at the Rec. Center. Registration is free and participants can sign up by visiting supic.org.
The Southern Utah Pacific Islander Coalition seeks to fulfill its mission to create and maintain programs that meet the needs of the Pacific Islander community and their families, and to include all residents of southern Utah. In addition, it seeks to encourage the extended-family love and care that crosses ethnicity, national origins, gender, and religious boundaries.
SUPIC is a nonprofit organization providing programs of Education/ Scholarships for Washington County students and higher education students, Wellness Programs which include Diabetes, Cancer, Obesity, and Fitness, and cultural awareness and advocacy to the southern Utah communities.
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