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Kids Fest - October 29

As part of its mission to create a healthier Hawai‘i, Hawaiʻi Pacific Health and its four medical centers–Kapi‘olani, Pali Momi, Straub and Wilcox–will host Kids Fest. The free health education event for kids and families will take place on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bishop Museum. Admission to Bishop Museum is free for Hawaiʻi residents and military families with valid ID on the day of Kids Fest.

Kids Fest offers interactive games and activities to promote healthy active lifestyles, exercise and nutrition, and injury prevention. This year’s event will also offer free snacks and giveaways (while supplies last), and the chance for children ages 4-12 to win one of 60 bicycles and helmets to be given away, thanks to the generosity and donations of Straub Medical Center physicians, employees and friends.

More than 30 health and wellness booths will provide games and educational information, including:

  • Blend it Smoothie Station – kids will get on a stationary bike and pedal to blend their own smoothies.
  • Breathe Easy with Asthma – families will learn how to catch the signs of asthma and its triggers.
  • Brain Matters – children will learn how to ACT F.A.S.T. in order to help identify a stroke emergency.
  • Pokémon Dash – kids will learn about the importance of stretching and exercising through a simple series of activities that demonstrate how fun it can be to be active and fit.
  • Sports Fitness Obstacle Course – kids will test their skills through a series of agility obstacles.
  • Teddy Bear Clinic – kids will take a teddy bear on a journey through a hospital experience, from admission to discharge.
  • Winnie’s Pumpkin Patch – kids will meet Winnie, Kapi‘olani’s Chief Canine Officer and learn how to be safe riding their bikes.
Community partners will also be on hand, including:

  • Honolulu Police Department and Honolulu Fire Department – kids can get a first-hand look at HPD’s mobile command center, learn about fire safety in HFD’s Keiki Fire Safety House and explore a fire truck with firefighters on hand to answer questions.
  • State of Hawai‘i Department of Transportation’s Storm Water Management Program – learn about storm water through an interactive model and prize wheel.
  • Honolulu Emergency Services Department – learn what to do in an emergency and how to keep safe in the water.
  • University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Athletics – race through speed ladders and hula hoops against a friend or a student athlete from the University of Hawai‘i.
  • Hawai‘i Pacific University – participate in stress management activities–kid yoga and making a “stress hand”–to learn how to effectively manage childhood stress. 

A highlight of the annual event is the Fifth Grade Face-Off Sports Challenge, a friendly competition of area elementary school students. Teams of fifth graders from local elementary schools will compete against each other in a series of agility obstacles and fun activities.

Registration for the event begins on-site at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 808-522-3469 or go online to HawaiiPacificHealth.org/KidsFest.

Hawaiʻi Pacific Health is committed to providing Hawaiʻi families with accessible, high quality and compassionate health care. Kids Fest is an annual event designed to share valuable health information with the community in a fun, interactive format.

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