Kumukahi Health + Wellness (Formerly known as The Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation) is celebrating its one-year anniversary of rebranding! We are thrilled to announce our 1st Anniversary Fashion Gala, called “Raise the Runway – "Couture for a Cause”. The event will be held at the King Kamehameha Ballroom in Kailua-Kona.
A look back at our virtual launch party. Join us in celebrating the launch of our new name! A fun video including a live showing of our new Kumukahi Video, performances, trivia, and more!
The Holualoa Village Coffee and Art Stroll was on November 6th from 9 AM - 2 PM. In conjunction with the Kona Coffee Festival, Holualoa Village hosts the largest celebration of Kona Coffee and Art on the islandl. This year was the 22nd Annual event and Kumukahi Health + Wellness had a booth, offering various items including baked goods. We would like to thank everyone who donated baked goods, helped at our booth, visited our booth, and purchased baked goods or donated. We had a great turn out and sold out all that we had to offer. Thank you so much to our wonderful community members, we couldn't do this work without you!
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. This year TDOR was held via zoom. Thank you to all that joined us this year.
World AIDS day is an annual event held on December 1. On this day we commemorate those who have passed from AIDS-related illnesses, we show our support of those who are living with HIV, and we join in the fight to eliminate HIV. Kumukahi Health + Wellness will be hosting a virtual event this year with the theme of "unfinished business". You can still watch the the program which features a musical performance by Lito Arkangel and performances by Hawai'i Island entertainers. Please consider donating. All donations made will go directly to services for our clients living with HIV.
Every year, there is a period of time in which people can sign up for health insurance or change their current plan. The open enrollment period this year is from November 1, 2021 - January 15, 2022 and Kumukahi's Kokua team is here to help. Make an appointment with a certified assister or Kokua worker today.
Join us on March 16th for our exclusive PrEP PONO video viewing at My Bar in Kona. Get the first look at our PrEP PONO commercials, talk to our provider about PrEP, and receive FREE GIVAWAYS! Our online store will also be offering exclusive PrEP PONO shirts for a limited time so get one while you can and remember to PrEP PONO!
If you cant make it to My Bar in Kona, don't worry! We will be doing a second PrEP PONO video viewing at the Hilo Town Tavern on March 26th. Get the first look at our PrEP PONO commercials, talk to our provider about PrEP, and receive FREE GIVAWAYS! Our online store will also be offering exclusive PrEP PONO shirts for a limited time so get one while you can and remember to PrEP PONO!
Kumukahi Health + Wellness will be hosting a rummage sale. Join us this Saturday, May 21 from 7 AM - 1 PM. The rummage sale will take place in Waikaloa Village (Please click the link below for directions). All proceeds will directly benefit our clients & community.
The Hilo Pride parade is back this year in full swing and Kumukahi Health + Wellness will be there to celebrate with you. The parade starts at 11 AM at the intersection of Ponahawai and Kamehameha Ave, will travel along Keawe, then loop back around to the Mooheau Bandstand at Hilo Bayfront. Once the parade is over, check out our booth at the bandstand for information and free giveaways. See you there!
Come celebrate the beauty and diversity of our East Hawai'i community with a feast fit for a QUEEN! The show will include a Tahitian Revue with a twist by Merahi Productions, live Hawaiian music, and drag performances by Hawai'i's top entertainers! Get your tickets before they're sold out. Happy Pride!