April 27, 2013
Hundreds of Hilo residents turn out for HMSA Health Fair
The Prince Kuhio Plaza was the place to be today as hundreds of Hawaii Island residents
turned out for free health screenings, fantastic entertainment, and fun at HMSA’s
Hilo Family Health Fair. Music by Bruddah Waltah, a Zumba demonstration, and entertainment
by KWXX were some of the highlights of the Hawai‘i Medical Service Association’s
(HMSA) free community event.
Hundreds of people got a free biometric screening and a blood pressure screening.
HMSA also used the opportunity to reach out to HMSA members and the community to
provide answers to their health care questions and concerns. Other groups that participated
in the health fair included Tobacco Free Hawaii, the American Heart Association,
and the UH Hilo School of Pharmacy.
HMSA is a nonprofit, mutual benefit association founded in Hawaii in 1938. It is
governed by a community board of directors that includes representatives from health
care, business, labor, government, education, clergy, and the community at large.
HMSA is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.