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"Inaugural Kangaroo Caring for Hawaiʻi Day" May 15

"Inaugural Kangaroo Caring for Hawaiʻi Day" May 15

Limited to 60 participants. Register Now.

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Kahala Theatre, 
4211 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu 96816
Click here to RSVP by May 14, 2024 @11:59 pm

In partnership with Caring for Hawai'i Neonates and The Zaky®, we are delighted to invite you to a special event celebrating the bond ibetween parents and newborns through Kangaroo Care.

Inviting pregnant and new mamas, parents, caregivers, nurses and others caring for babies to learn the beauty and benefits of skin-to-skin with your babies.

Meet Yamile Jackson, a PhD engineer and mom of Zach (her former NICU baby), and two passionate and dedicated 42-years NICU nurse, Susan Kau and Community NICU Transitional nurse, Leilani Kupahu-Marino Kahoano.


FREE and LIMITED to 60 Guests!

ALL receive a The Zaky handheld heart-shaped mirror and a Shaka sticker!

Join our village of community and health professionals as we launch Kangaroo Care (Skin-to-Skin care) for babies.

SPECIAL SHOWING TO FOLLOW: The Shaka movie and short film. Both are generational legacies - come find out why hands make the difference in safe care and aloha!


10:00 am Doors open
10:45 am Hawaiian Protocol/Short Film: Sons Rising
11:00 am Education: Skin-to-Skin Care
12:00 pm Film: The Shaka Movie
Snack Bar open 

How You Can Participate:

  • Attend the Event: Reserve your spot today to be a part of this transformative experience. New and expecting parents, clinicians, and anyone that supports kangaroo care and nurses' week.
  • Spread the Word: Help us spread the word about the event and the importance of mKangaroo Care by sharing this invitation with your friends, family, and colleagues.
  • Get Involved: Are you passionate about supporting newborns and their families? Learn how you can get involved in our ongoing efforts to promote Kangaroo Care throughout Hawai'i.

Why Kangaroo Care? Kangaroo Care, also known as skin-to-skin care, has been shown to provide numerous benefits for newborns, including improved weight gain, temperature regulation, and overall well-being. It fosters a deep emotional bond between parent and child, laying the foundation for a lifetime of love and attachment.

Let's come together to celebrate the precious bond between parents and babies and promote the practice of Kangaroo Care in Hawai'i. Your presence and support are invaluable as we strive to create a healthier, happier future for Hawai'i's families.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards,

Caring for Hawai'i Neonates
Kangaroo Care Day (May 15) and The Zaky® 



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