September Walking Club Location Changed

Location Change imageThe location of our community walk for the month of September has changed.  On September 6, we will be returning to Keopoulani Park in Wailuku at 8:00 am.  Please meet us at the Skateboard ramp near the Boys & Girls Club.  For more information please visit our Walking Club page.

Annual Ambassador 5k Walk Canceled

We regret to announce that our annual Maui Go Red for Women Ambassador 5k Walk has been canceled for this year.  Mahalo to everyone who has supported this walk in the previous years either by participating or by making a donation.

CPR Training as a High School Graduation Requirement

Be CPR Smart ImageDid you know that the American Heart Association is working to pass state laws that will assure that all students are trained in life-saving CPR before they graduate from high school?

About 424,000 people a year suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and too often, bystanders are not prepared to administer lifesaving CPR skills. The goal of the Be CPR Smart program is to raise the number of CPR-trained bystanders by training students before they graduate.  There are currently 16 States that require CPR as a graduation requirement.

If you are interested in helping to pass legislation in Hawaii, complete Pledge Your Support form.

Ream more about this at blog.heart.org

 

 

May is American Stroke Month

may is american stroke month imageMay is American Stroke Month. Let’s work together to prevent, treat and beat stroke! During May, American Stroke Month, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association urges all Americans to protect their brain by increasing stroke awareness within their community. A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. Without oxygen-rich blood, brain cells die. As the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., stroke claims a life every 4 minutes.

There are ways to make a difference:

  1. Take the Stroke Risk Quiz and share it with at least five of your loved ones and community.
  2. Share our tools and resources with your family, colleagues and at events within your community.
  3. Share the American Stroke Month social messages from our Facebook and Twitter accounts on your own accounts.
  4. Help your loved ones and colleagues by learning the most common stroke warning signs, F.A.S.T. and download the F.A.S.T. mobile app to locate award-winning stroke centers near you.
  5. Share the Tips for Daily Living Library with any stroke survivors or caregivers you know.

Go to StrokeAssociation.org/strokemonth to learn more about how you can get involved.

 

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