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Maui Health System to host Stroke Awareness Community Health Fair

By Staff | May 1, 2019

American Medical Response (AMR) paramedics provide education on the BE FAST acronym at the 2018 Stroke Awareness Event. BE FAST is an important technique used to help people quickly recognize common signs of a stroke and get immediate medical help.

WAILUKU – Maui Health System will hold the annual Stroke Awareness Event – a community health fair celebrating National Stroke Awareness Month – on Thursday, May 2, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

The event is free and open to the public and will include informational booths with hands-on activities, entertainment by Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Cody Pueo Pata, food and refreshments, photo booth, prizes and more.

Special guest speakers from the Maui medical community will lend their expertise, discussing topics around the event theme of “Stroke: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable.”

The Community Health Fair will be held in the Courtyard from 4 to 5 p.m., with more than 20 exhibitor booths featuring various local businesses and community partners, Keiki Zumba,

complimentary food and refreshments, entertainment by Pata, photo booth and enter-to-win prize drawings.

Education for Patients and Families will be held in the Auditorium from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Guest speakers include Dr. Cordia Wan, neurologist, Pacific Permanente Group; Dr. Brenna Shackelford of Emergent Medical Associates; and Megan Lott, speech pathologist, Maui Health System.

Complimentary valet parking will also be offered. This event is ADA-accessible.

For more information, contact Mariah Mossman at 866-4593 or Mariah.Mossman@kp.org.