AHAphoto1Kahului, Maui, HI – January 25, 2017 – As part of Queen Ka’ahumanu Center’s Let’s Kokua Together! Program, the center will be supporting the American Heart Association initiative, American Hearth Month, for the month of February 2017.

On Friday, February 3, 2017, the public is invited to join Queen Ka’ahumanu Center and American Heart Association in Support Go Red for Women with National Wear Red Day. Wear Red and join us in this National Awareness Campaign for Women about Heart Disease and donate to help fund research during American Heart month. Take a photo wearing red, connect with us @QKCMaui, #PlayQKC, #GoRedMaui #WearRedDay, like and share.  Be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a QKC $50 gift basket. Winner will be announced on Facebook, Instagram and twitter at 9:00pm.

In addition, from February 1 through 6, 2017, make a $3 donation at Macy’s Queen Ka’ahumanu Center and receive a Go Red for Women pin (while supplies last) along with a discount award on eligible merchandise.  Details in-store.

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10am – 1pm, join QKC, American Heart Association and KJKS-KISS FM for the inaugural “Life is Why” fair.  This family-fun event will feature a Heartfelt fashion show, an array of heart healthy booths including blood pressure screening and “Ask-a-Doc”, along with educational and interactive keiki activities.  Public is invited to share their personal commitments on our “Life is Why” wall, enjoy an array of entertainment with master of ceremonies, Ed Kanoi of KISSFM, and be eligible to win great prizes, including a Grand Prize Staycation at the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa for 1 night with dinner for 2 at the newly renovated Humuhumunukunukuapua’a restaurant.

Newly opened premium frozen yogurt store, sweetFrog, will be supporting this community fair by giving away free yogurt, t-shirts and keiki coloring books (while supplies last).

“Let’s be heart healthy Maui!, says Toni Rojas, Marketing Director.  “Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are the #1 and #3 causes of death in Hawai’i. Let’s learn together how we can build healthier lives at work and at home”, says Rojas.


About American Heart Association

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – Hawaii’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. The organization teams with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved locally, call the AHA’s Hawaii Division office at (808) 377-6630.