SOPHIA- Fiesta Walk 2014

SOPHIA Walk 2014A hundred and forty walkers and runners of all ages gathered at Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan last May 17 for the annual SOPHIA- Fiesta Walk.

The event, organized by the Marianas Walking Association and Fiesta Resort, promotes the benefits of good health and physical fitness as well as meeting new friends and having fun. The 5k walk started and ended at Fiesta Resort with a turning point at Gold Beach Hotel. Volunteers from Fiesta Resort manned the water station as the Marianas Health Services volunteers checked blood pressure and performed blood sugar tests for interested participants. Also on site were volunteers from the Commonwealth Cancer Association handing out brochures and pamphlets to educate community about the disease.

Special recognitions were also given to the following: Former First Lady Sophia Tenorio (Oldest Female Participant); Suisa Nishikawa( Youngest Female Participant – 3 yrs. Old); Nemoto Shuji (Oldest Male Participant – 76 yrs. Old) and Jim Takeru (Youngest Male – 7 yrs. Old)