Free health screenings to be offered at ‘Da Kidney Da Kine Day’
LAHAINA – The National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii will host its second annual “Da Kidney Da Kine Day” on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lahaina Cannery Mall.
The foundation will offer free screenings to the public for those over 18 years of age. The event is important to create public awareness about the silent and rapidly escalating chronic kidney disease epidemic in Hawaii.
The event’s intent is to encourage residents to have a free early kidney disease screening in an effort to help them avoid kidney failure. Free checks will detect signs of early kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high blood sugar. Each participant will receive personalized results and have a one-on-one consultation with a medical professional.
KAOI Deejay Cindy Paulos will emcee the event, which will feature entertainment by Lahaina’s Kulewa, Jack Gist and Friends, and Auntie Doll’s Ka Pa Hula O Maui.
The free, family-friendly event will have a keiki corner and non-profits providing information on health and wellness.
For more information, contact Jill Holley, director of the Maui Office of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, at (808) 986-1900, or visit www.kidneyhi.org.