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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $218,000 to Programs for Children and Youth

In support of better health, learning and leadership opportunities for Hawaii’s keiki, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced six organizations that will benefit from $218,000 in community grants for children and youth-related advocacy and education.

“These diverse programs have a common thread — an unwavering commitment to serving Hawaii’s keiki, especially those in vulnerable populations,” said Joy Barua, director of Community Benefit and Health Policy. “In alignment with our Thriving Schools initiative, we’re proud to partner with organizations that support the physical and mental health of our children and young adults through preventive efforts, better access to health care, and mentoring programs.”

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HONOLULUwww.hugslove.org- HUGS, a local non-profit helping families with seriously ill children statewide, today announced its 2015 HUGS Board of Directors officers, which includes Patrick Klein, President; Jason Higa, Past President; Christine Daleiden, President-Elect; Chason Ishii, Vice President; Wenli Lin, Vice President; Charles Loomis, Vice President; JoAnn Lumsden, Vice President; Bill Tobin, Vice President; Catha Combs, Secretary; and Franklin Tokioka II, Treasurer. 


Local Family’s $50,000 Gift Funds Pancreatic Cancer Research in Hawai‘i

Local Family’s $50,000 Gift Funds Pancreatic Cancer Research in Hawai‘i

Donation in memory of family members lost to cancer funds a study at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center to detect pancreatic cancer earlier.

HONOLULU – Alison Brown-Carvalho lost her husband William Brown to pancreatic cancer in 2009, after 16 years of marriage. A few years later she lost her mother, Janet (Ikeda) Shitabata, to stomach cancer.

As a result, Brown-Carvalho made a career change and joined the University of Hawai’i Foundation in the Development Office at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, determined to do her part to eradicate cancer. She raised $50,000 from family members and donated it for pancreatic cancer research at the UH Cancer Center.

The donation will pay for a study aimed at detecting pancreatic cancer at earlier stages in order to give people a greater chance of surviving the highly lethal cancer. The gift shows that Hawai'i families can make a difference in cancer research.

Windward Mall Helps Shoppers Find Their “Fit”

No New Years resolution? No problem! For those thinking about how to improve their health and fitness in 2015 Windward Mall is hosting its first annual Health & Fitness Fair, Saturday, Jan. 31 from 12-4 p.m. at Center Court.

Shoppers can look forward to a variety of information on health and wellness from the YMCA of Honolulu and Camp Erdman, HMSA and American Cancer Society. Activities include free blood pressure tests by American Heart Association, diabetes risk screening from American Diabetes Association, free keiki identification, athletic demonstrations and zumba activities as well as product demos and sampling by Windward Mall retailers including GNC, RadioShack and Sports Authority. And while you’re there don’t forget to visit Center Court to enter to win a Fit Bit from Sports Authority.*

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center Recognized Among America’s Best Hospitals For Obstetrics

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center has received a 2015 Women’s Choice Award recognizing America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by WomenCertified Inc. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

Feng Shui Update for “Year of the Sheep” Benefits REHAB

Feng Shui Update for “Year of the Sheep” Benefits REHAB

World Of Feng Shui (WOFS) USA Honolulu presents 2015 Feng Shui Outlook for the Year of the Yin Wood Sheep by expert consultant, Peter Lung, to benefit Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.

For the past 10 years, WOFS has donated more than $97,000 of the proceeds from this annual event to REHAB Foundation. 

What:               Feng Shui Outlook for 2015:  The Year of the Yin Wood Sheep

Where:             Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific

                           226 N. Kuakini St.

When:              Saturday, January 24, 2015

Kaiser Permanente Offers Health Classes and Resources for Oahu Community

Kaiser Permanente Offers Health Classes and Resources for Oahu Community

Take charge of your health today! Kaiser Permanente Hawaii offers a number of health resources on Oahu, ranging from fitness classes to support groups. Below are classes occuring from January through April. Please note that while all are welcome, pre-registration is sometimes required to attend; call the number in the class listing for more information.