Kuakini Health System (Kuakini) received a $3,000 grant from the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. to help fund Kuakini’s “Healthful Lifestyle Promotions” program. The year-round program features educational community health events that focus on healthful lifestyles and reinforces the importance of practicing good health habits. To date, Kuakini has received a total of $105,500 from the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc.
The funding from Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. enables Kuakini to provide free educational materials and health screenings at several major community events including the Great Aloha Run Sports, Health and Fitness Expo, the Primetime Wellness Fair, and Kuakini’s annual Open House for students.
Free health related posters created by Kuakini, which are made possible by the grant, are available to the public in Kuakini’s Marketing and Public Relations Department. The posters promote healthful eating habits involving fiber, calcium, salt and trans fats, the benefits of not smoking, proper hand washing procedures and sleep hygiene. Free brochures on various health-related topics are also available.
Since 1998, Friends of Hawaii Charities Inc., through a charity partnership with the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, has distributed more than $14 million to Hawaii charities. Funds are raised through a variety of events, including its signature event, the Sony Open in Hawaii PGA Tour tournament.