A Step Toward Living Healthfully

Don Chapman
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August 24, 2011
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A Step Toward Living Healthfully

In an effort to promote healthy eating and active living, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii hosted its seventh annual Start Steppin’ event, a half-mile walk around Tamarind Park where healthy rewards were handed out at various checkpoints. The day also included a mini-health fair, where people could participate in free healthy activities such as blood pressure screening, body fat and grip strength analysis, skin testing and analysis and the popular “Ask A Health Care Professional” booth, to name a few. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii president Janet Liang and Dr. Geoff Sewell led the Start Steppin’ Walk.

Panda Helps Hawaii’s Sick Keiki

Kapi’olani Children’s Miracle Network longtime partner Panda Restaurant Group recently donated $73,800 to support hospitalized sick and injured children. Check presentation by Panda Restaurant Group (from left) Aaron Zhifeng Wu, Panda area coach of operations, John Zhang, Panda regional director, Stacey Acma, director Kapi’olani Children’s Miracle Network, and Richard Kakuni, Panda training leader.

MADD Walks Against Drunk Driving

Haseko recently awarded the Hawaii chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving a grant of $1,000 to support its first-ever Walk Like MADD fundraiser. Founded by a mother who lost her daughter in a drunk driving-related crash, MADD is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. In Hawaii, car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers. Pictured (from left) are MADD representatives David Taylor, Mary Tyner, Nancy Honeycutt and Susan Hoskins.

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