Sagot ka ni Dok: Health and Wellness Caravan launched it’s pilot run last August 27 at Vista Mall, Taguig City to broaden the awareness of the public on how to combat health concerns such as diabetes, obesity, heart and vascular disease.
Noted doctors,physical fitness enthusiasts, brand partners and locals from Taguig City and neighboring cities gathered in this one-day event, highlighting the best practices on having a healthy and active lifestyle, while making use of quality and efficient products that can help in maintaining a healthy well-being.
SKND,organized by FAME Inc., is set to tackle various health issues that are common among Filipinos. For this pilot run, SKND has partnered with the Philippine Society of Vascular Medicine (PSVM) in its afternoon segment for a series of talks on vascular health.
Also present in the event is Dr. Rafael R. Castillo, FAME Inc.’s Chairman and noted international cardiologist.
In his opening speech, Dr.Castillo stressed the importance of having a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle in combating lifestyle diseases that has been plaguing millions of people worldwide. Lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, stroke, atherosclerosis, heart diseases and other illnesses caused by smoking and alcohol and drug abuse have been common among Filipinos.
He added that rather than getting used to self-medication which may inflict more harm than good in the body,seeking the advice from physicians when it comes to health is vital in saving one’s health.
Meanwhile, FAME Inc. Group Operations Manger Mr. Hudson Pelayo highlighted that Sagot Ka Ni Dok: Health and Wellness Caravan looks forward to partnering with local government agencies who can connect them in the grassroots level.
“FAME Inc.is on a mission to reach out to the public and connect them with noted doctors and allied medical professional so we may all be informed and updated on how to keep health and well being in shape,”he said.
“We are committed to be an ally in making the county healthier through our campaigns and products which can all be beneficial to the public.
He added that SKND is just one of the series of advocacy events FAME Inc. has lined up in the coming months to promote healthy lifestyle, a practice which has been the company’s mission since Day 1.
SKND is in partnership with the City of Taguig. The event is also supported by Accuchek, Servier, Philippine Nutri Foods Corporation, Diabetasol, Fitbar, Vitaseen, Bewell-C Vitamin, Circulan, Lung Caire Plus, C-Lium Fibre, Bonamine, Flanax, Paracetamol Tempra, Ambroxol HCI Tempracof, Temprazin, Sleepwell, and Pocari Sweat.
After partnering with Taguig City, Sagot Ka Ni Dok: Health & Wellness Caravan is set to be held in different major cities around Metro Manila. Its next stop is City of Manila in partnership with the Manila City Health Office.
Written : KIm Baylon
Photos : Angela Abad