Region, Samara, Life & Health

Exotic Costumes Benefit the Health of Samara

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With the theme Natura Exotica (exotic nature), and with the mission of providing health care access to the inhabitants of Samara and beyond, an event will be held to raise funds organized by the Blue Zone Community Foundation (FCZA- Fundacion Comunitaria Zona Azul).

This activity will be this Saturday, December 6th at 7 p.m. at Rancho de la Playa Hotel in Samara, where attendees can enjoy dinner and also show off their most original costumes in the Natura Exotica costume contest.

The FCZA is a nonprofit organization in charge of coordinating this activity that aims to bring together the necessary resources for the 2014 Samara Health Fair, which will be held on Saturday, December 13th at Intercultura Language School.

Patsy Scott, coordinator of the activity, reported that the cost of the donation for the contest is ₵20,000 (about $38) per person and includes a full dinner, two glasses of wine or beer, music and fun. In addition, she indicated prizes will be given for the most original costumes. “We will award the three best exotic, primitive and humorous costumes,” Scott said.

For this event, Scott estimated that they will collect at least ₵250,000 (about $470), which will be used for expenses for the fair.

Since its inception in 2011, the Samara Health Fair has provided health care services to more than 1,000 people from Samara and many other communities.

“Last year, people from 16 communities benefited. Some even came from Santa Cruz,” said Scott, who explained that the intention of the fair is to create healthy habits in people who do not have the opportunity to do periodic checkups and who therefore take advantage of the occasion to get exams and have their health evaluated.

If you want to collaborate with this activity, please call 2656-0704 or visit the foundation’s Facebook page at