Created in June 2010, the Honolulu 5K For Kids is a local not-for-profit event that helps promote health and fitness for Hawai‘i's children, as well as their families, to create a more active and healthy lifestyle. All the funds that were raised through the event go towards providing additional funds to Hawai‘i schools for physical education, fitness, and athletic programs.
On Tuesday, January 17th, over 100 individuals gathered for the unveiling of the One Strong 'Ohana campaign. The Joyful Heart Foundation—together with the Hawai'i Children's Trust Fund—coordinated the effort with the generous support of the Hawai'i Community Foundation, which hosted the event in downtown Honolulu. The press conference-style event commenced with welcoming remarks from Aileen Deese, Program Director of Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii and member of the Hawai'i Children's Trust Fund's Advisory Committee. Aileen commented on what a powerful message it was to have representatives from the government in attendance, including Lt. Governor Brian Schatz, Bruce Coppa, Chief of Staff to Governor Neil Abercrombie and the Director of the Department of Health, Loretta Fuddy.
As the sun dipped gracefully into the Pacific Ocean, 25 leaders and philanthropists from the Honolulu community gathered at the Kahala Hotel and Resort to learn how to join the Joyful Revolution in Hawai‘i.
On a beautiful, breezy afternoon near the coast of Hawai‘i, over 30 advocates, working in the fields of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, gathered together with the Joyful Heart Foundation to talk about the challenges of working on sexual and family violence, and the possibilities presented when different groups come together in partnership.
In early September, a wonderful gathering of the Joyful Heart Foundation community assembled in the new office of the Joyful Heart Foundation in downtown Kailu-Kona to celebrate the opening and to partake in a traditional Hawaiian Blessing Ceremony.
The Joyful Heart Foundation was invited by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation to the Tenth Annual Prevent Child Abuse Hawai‘i Conference. Held on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, the event was designed to help parents, caregivers and professionals address ways the local community can work collectively to prevent child abuse and neglect.