Everything in place for Diabetes ‘Walk for Health’ Blue Walk and Bike-a-thon this Saturday

Everything is in place for the Diabetes ‘Walk for Health’ blue walk and bike-a-thon on Saturday, November 17.

The Minister of Public Health and his overall prevention program ‘Get Checked’ along with the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, in collaboration with the Diabetes Foundation and Rotary Club St. Martin Sunrise, have been working diligently to create awareness surrounding diabetes.


Residents and interested persons are asked to come and join the organizers for the Walk and Bike-a-thon that will kick-off from the Le Grand Marche Supermarket on the Bush Road at 6.00am under the banner, ‘Walk for Health.’

The Diabetes Foundation of St. Maarten has tickets on sale for US$10 which includes a T-shirt, a healthy sandwich and orange/bush tea.

The walking route is: A.J.C. Brouwers road, Welgelegen road, over Link One, Front Street, past RBC Bank, left onto J. Yrausquin Blvd., Pondfill road to the stop lights, turn right onto A.Th. Illidge road, at the round-a-bout turn left onto Zaegersgut road towards Bush road, and back to Le Grande Marche Supermarket.

The bike-a-thon route is: Le Grand Marche Supermarket Bush Road starting 6.00pm, Prince Bernhard Bridge, Longwall road, Front Street right on Pompsteeg (by Sea Palace), Boardwalk (rest for water and fruits), Kaneelsteeg, Emmaplein, Suckergarden, Arch road, A.T. Illidge road, Coralita road, L.B. Scott road, ending at Le Grand Marche Supermarket Bush road.