Pearl City Community Health Fair held at PCHS

Jan 29, 2011 | PC Community


The 2011 Pearl City Community Health Fair held at the Pearl City High School Cafeteria on Saturday, January 29, benefited from a record crowd after switching from a weekday event to the weekend.

 "We used to have this held during the day when school is in session, so this is very promising to have it on a Saturday and see so many people coming out," said Pearl City High School Principal, Carlyn Fujimoto.

Hundreds of Pearl City residents attended the Health Fair hosted by Pearl City High School staff and students. Around 50 health industry related booths filled the Pearl City High School cafeteria. PCHS students, led by their teacher, Ms. Courtney Dang, educated the public with information and displays featuring dozens of health topics and issues. Government agencies, community organizations and local health care industry companies also participated in the Pearl City Community Health Fair on Saturday.

"A lot of thanks to Ms. Dang and her classes," said Fujimoto. "It started where it was very localized to class and now they are expanding to many community members. It's wonderful!"

Blood Drive at PCHS on Monday, January 31

The Pep Club at Pearl City High School School is running a blood drive from 8am-3pm on Monday, January 31 at the PCHS Auditorium. "They will be supplying half of the state's blood supply that day," said Carol Kettner, Field Representative for the Blood Bank of Hawaii. "Their goal is ninety pints and every day in Hawaii our needs are two-hundred pints of blood to supply the patients and take care of their blood needs."

For more information contact the Blood Bank of Hawaii at: (808) 848-4774.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Carol Kettner, Blood Bank of Hawaii Field Representative (right) pictured at Saturday's Pearl City Community Health Fair inviting the public to the Blood Drive scheduled for Monday (1/31) at Pearl City High School.