Hilo’s Annual Heart Walk and Health Fair Today

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Hilo’s Annual Heart Walk highlights education, prevention and celebration of survivors of stroke and heart attack. This fundraising event raises awareness of the number one killer of women, the stroke and heart attack. According to the American Heart Association, approximately one woman dies each minute of a heart attack or stroke.

Hundreds will step out around 8 a.m. to show their commitment to this deathly important cause. A sea of red will parade down Banyan street, as participants wear their support with red attire.

This heart healthy day will begin with registration from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. The heart walk festivities continues through approximately 11:30 a.m., with a health fair from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., health screenings, T-shirt and banner contest, and dunking booth, with Mayor Kenoi, Chief Kubojiri, Councilman Fresh Onishi, HELCO President Jay Ignacio and G-Cruz from KWXX, taking turns getting dunked. This event takes place at the Queen Liliuokalani Gardens. If you’re part of a team, make an appointment to get your team picture taken from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Refreshments are provided by Jamba Juice, KTA, and the Hawai’i Community College.

Parking is available at the Hilo Civic Center. There is no shuttle service; it is a short 5-minute walk to the park. One-way traffic down Banyan drive will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. For more information visit http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=481882&lis=1&kntae481882=467FAF9C3D0B4F44B288FBE515CE67F7.



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