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Hovensa Donates $25,000 to Lions Club Diabetes Health Fair

St. Croix citizens with diabetes are going to get a healthy dose of care when the St. Croix Lions Club holds its 13th annual Diabetes Health Fair thanks to a $25,000 donation from Hovensa LLC.
The health fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the St. Croix Majorettes Headquarters in Peter’s Rest. The Lions Club expects to see a large increase in the number of residents taking advantage of the health fair due in part to the absence of the CareForce health program that is not occurring in the territory this year.
“The community has told us that our diabetic health fair fills a void that assists the less fortunate in our community’” said Diabetes Committee Chairman Lucien Downes of the St. Croix Lions Club. “We are very grateful that Hovensa has been able to help with the cost of our program this year as we anticipate needing more equipment, supplies and volunteers.”
Lucien added that the cost of putting on the fair this year will be approximately $50,000 and that the Lions Club is still looking for additional donations for this event and for the many other services they provide to the community each year. Individuals or organizations interested in donating funds or volunteering should contact the club at 719-4229 or trinicon@hotmail.com
“At Hovensa we’ve always been committed to the health, safety and welfare of our community,” said Brain Leber, president of Hovensa. “The Lions have really stepped up their efforts this year to help so many unfortunate individuals suffering from diabetes, and we are proud to be a part of their effort throuh this monetary donation and through the many volunteers at our refinery who will be part of this worthwhile event.”
The St. Croix Lions Club Diabetes Health Fair is conducted in partnership with the Frederiksted Twin Cities Lions Club and will be supported by personnel from the People United for a Better V.I., the VI Medical Institute and the UVI Nursing Program.

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St. Croix citizens with diabetes are going to get a healthy dose of care when the St. Croix Lions Club holds its 13th annual Diabetes Health Fair thanks to a $25,000 donation from Hovensa LLC.
The health fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the St. Croix Majorettes Headquarters in Peter’s Rest. The Lions Club expects to see a large increase in the number of residents taking advantage of the health fair due in part to the absence of the CareForce health program that is not occurring in the territory this year.
“The community has told us that our diabetic health fair fills a void that assists the less fortunate in our community’” said Diabetes Committee Chairman Lucien Downes of the St. Croix Lions Club. “We are very grateful that Hovensa has been able to help with the cost of our program this year as we anticipate needing more equipment, supplies and volunteers.”
Lucien added that the cost of putting on the fair this year will be approximately $50,000 and that the Lions Club is still looking for additional donations for this event and for the many other services they provide to the community each year. Individuals or organizations interested in donating funds or volunteering should contact the club at 719-4229 or trinicon@hotmail.com
“At Hovensa we’ve always been committed to the health, safety and welfare of our community,” said Brain Leber, president of Hovensa. “The Lions have really stepped up their efforts this year to help so many unfortunate individuals suffering from diabetes, and we are proud to be a part of their effort throuh this monetary donation and through the many volunteers at our refinery who will be part of this worthwhile event.”
The St. Croix Lions Club Diabetes Health Fair is conducted in partnership with the Frederiksted Twin Cities Lions Club and will be supported by personnel from the People United for a Better V.I., the VI Medical Institute and the UVI Nursing Program.