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Waimea celebrates Walk to School Day (Sept 28)

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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii pledges $42,116 to help launch PATH’s HOALA program to increase physical activity among Hawaii’s youth and families

WHAT: “Walk to School Day in Hawaii Nei”

WHO: Organized by PATH (Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii)

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 28
7 a.m. – Walking and biking event kicks off at corner of Mamalahoa Highway and Lindsey Road
8 a.m. – Reception and check presentation by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

In attendance:

  • Laura Dierenfield, Executive Director, PATH
  • Councilman Pete Hoffman
  • Joy Barua, Director, Community Benefit, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
  • Jeffrey Tolan, MD, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
  • Jim Bell, PATH Board Member
  • Hononorable William P. Kenoi (invited)

WHERE: Waimea’s Historic Civic Corner
67-1201 Mamalahoa Highway (corner of Mamalahoa Highway and Lindsey Road)

CONTACT: On-site, contact Laura Dierenfield, Executive Director, PATH, at 936-4653.

PATH (Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii) will be celebrating the statewide “Walk to School Day in Hawaii Nei” by organizing walking and biking events on the Big Island and across the state. Starting at 7 a.m., events on the Big Island include Waimea Elementary, Kealakehe Elementary, Paauilo Elementary and Intermediate schools, and will include approximately 2,000 student participants and their families.

In conjunction with the celebratory day, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has pledged $42,116 to help launch PATH’s HOALA (Hawaii’s Opportunity for Active Living Advancement) program to increase physical activity among Hawaii’s youth and families.

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