(HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents the 7th annual Kids Fest, a day of free fitness and health events for kids and families, Sunday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bishop Museum. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. (no pre-registration); doors open at 10 a.m. For information call (808) 522-3469.
Kids Fest promotes a healthy, active lifestyle for Hawaii's keiki, focusing on exercise and nutrition, prevention of injuries and drug awareness. The event includes free admission to Bishop Museum for all Hawaii residents and military with valid ID, a meet-and-greet with Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist Bryan Clay, free snacks (while supplies last), and free entertainment. Children ages 4 – 12 can enter to win one of dozens of brand new bicycles and helmets.
Interactive health and wellness workshops include: Body Pretzels, Teddy Bear Clinic, Burn Prevention & First Aid, Emergency Ambulance Response/911, Fun Fitness for Kids, Move Your Body & Eat Smart, My Plate, Ocean Safety, Shoulders in Sports, Breathe Easy: Keiki Asthma, Meet Tucker the Therapy Dog, We All Scream for Sunscreen, Keiki Zumba, Germ City: Handwashing, Tossing it around with Rehab, and many more.
A Sports Challenge, "Are You Fitter than a 5th Grader," will showcase Hawaii's television news personalities as they compete to see how they measure up to the 5th grade benchmarks for National Physical Fitness Award.
Kids Fest is co-chaired by Cedric Akau, MD and Spencer Chang, MD of the Straub Bone & Joint Center.
About Hawai‘i Pacific Health
Hawai‘i Pacific Health is a nonprofit health care system and the state's largest health care provider, committed to providing the highest quality medical care and service to the people of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Region through its four hospitals, 49 outpatient clinics and service sites, and more than 1,300 affiliated physicians. The system is anchored by its four nonprofit hospitals: Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Clinic & Hospital, and Wilcox Memorial Hospital. They have leading strategic initiatives in women's health, pediatric care, cardiovascular services, cancer care and bone and joint services. Hawai‘i Pacific Health ranks among the top 3.8 percent of hospitals nationwide in the adoption of electronic medical records, with system-wide implementation that allows its hospitals and physicians to offer integrated, coordinated care throughout the state. Learn more at: http://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org.
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