Get Fit Kauai gets $92K

  • Contributed by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

    Get Fit Kauai receives grant money from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. From left are Lee Steinmetz, Fran Becker, Nani Sadora, Ka‘aina Hull, Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, Bev Brody and Mike Dahilig.

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente awarded $182,000 in community-benefit-grant funding to three organizations working to create healthier habits and environments for keiki and adults in Hawaii.

“We know that good health doesn’t just come from the doctor’s office, but in our homes, at school and in our communities,” said David Tumilowicz, Kaiser vice president of public relations, communications and brand management.

“Our Healthy Eating, Active Living initiative provides a framework to support organizations that have similar goals: to help kids and adults in Hawaii live healthier lives.”

Get Fit Kauai received $92,000 to promote community health on Kauai.

“The longstanding Get Fit Kauai initiative has reached thousands of Kauai residents young and old, providing safe routes to school for keiki and organizing community walk to school days; working with employers to implement worksite wellness programs; and prompting residents to increase their physical activity through participation in the annual Mayor-a-Thon family walk, run and bike event,” a press release said.

Boys and Girls Club Hawaii received $50,000 for its Ha‘ehuola — Teen Healthy Living community program, which strives to improve the health and well-being of at-risk teenagers.

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