Hawai‘i Heart Walk Returns to Kaua‘i
Island residents are invited to help build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke, during an upcoming event.
The American Heart Association is excited to announce the return of the Hawai‘i Heart Walk on Aug. 6 at Puakea Golf Course in Līhuʻe. Onsite registration and walking will begin at 6:30 a.m. Health awareness activities will be offered from 6:30-9:30 a.m.
“We’re excited to offer Kaua‘i residents the opportunity to participate in the American Heart Association’s premier community event, the Heart Walk,” Jason Fujita, chairperson of the American Heart Association’s Hawaiʻi Division Board of Directors, said in a press release. “Physical and emotional health have never been more important than they are now. And joining the Hawaiʻi Heart Walk is a great way to boost them both — all while making a huge impact in your community and saving lives.”
The event features a 1-mile walk, with the option to add additional laps for those seeking more exercise. In addition, health awareness activities will be offered, including opportunities to speak with Wilcox Medical Center cardiologist Dr. John T. Funai and learn heart health information and tips.
Stretching and dynamic movement exercise tips will also be demonstrated by physical therapists from the medical center.
The event is free, but participants are encouraged to raise money online to support the American Heart Association’s work to end heart disease and stroke. Money raised through the event is used to fund cardiovascular research and education, advocate for health and save lives on Kaua‘i and throughout the state.
To register online to participate or get more information, click here.