At Hawaii Pacific Health, we believe that "healthier" means extending our reach into the community and making it easier for women to get the services they need. Below are some of our community efforts that are making a difference for the women of Hawaii.
Proudly known as Hawaii’s premier all-women’s running event, the Hawaii Pacific Health Women’s 10K has a rich history of supporting women’s health in the islands. For the past 40 years, Hawaii Pacific Health has gone the distance to champion women while celebrating fitness and good health. It is Hawaii’s first and only all-female sanctioned race, bringing together women of all ages in an effort to create a healthier Hawaii. The 6.2-mile race begins at Kapiolani Park and goes through Diamond Head and Kahala before returning to the park. Race participants include elite runners, senior runners and recreational walkers. Other loyal participants including mothers and daughters, students, military members and visitors have made the Hawaii Pacific Health Women’s 10K an annual tradition in the Hawaii community.
Envisioned as a night for mothers, daughters, sisters and girlfriends to get together for an evening of pampering and learning, Girls’ Night Out was created by the Pali Momi Women’s Center team and has now become a regular event at Pali Momi as well as Kapiolani and Wilcox medical centers. Activities offered include manicures, massages, facials, healthy cooking demonstrations and presentations by physician experts. Women who attend can also get their regular mammogram screenings done during the event or schedule for a future appointment. It’s a fun way to encourage women to take care of themselves and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Women are often the main caretakers for their families, which makes it so important for them to remember to take care of their health as well. Finding the time in their busy schedules to visit the doctor and get their regular health screenings completed can be challenging. To make getting a mammogram more convenient for busy women, Sunrise and Midnight Mammos are offered during select time periods at Kapiolani, Pali Momi, Straub and Wilcox. Sunrise Mammos features early morning appointments starting at 6 a.m., and Midnight Mammos features late-evening appointments up until 11:30 p.m. Women who schedule their appointments during these special time periods also enjoy refreshments and other fun activities. Staff even dress up for the occasion!