Festival Benefits Area Leader

The community group Voyage of Aloha aims to put the “fun” in fundraiser with its Aloha in Action cultural festival from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Waianae Coast Community Comprehensive Health Center.

The event will feature live entertainment by local artists including Kawika Kahiapo and various activities including lomi and lua demonstrations, natural healing booths and more.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit traditional practitioner and Voyage of Aloha member Kauila Clark, who suffered a heart attack over the summer. Clark currently is recovering, and Voyage of Aloha wants to help him pay for his medical bills.

“(Clark) has been the kumu for many many, people,” said Voyage of Aloha member Elizabeth Reveley. “He just has so many connections with the community.”

Clark has been active in a range of community endeavors in the West Oahu area for more than 20 years. He has served as the president and CEO of the Kapolei-based West Oahu Community Development Corporation, an employment and training program.

Clark has served on the board of directors of the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center and is currently the treasurer of the National Association of Community Health Centers.

Reveley also explained that the event will emphasize community health. Various booths will provide information on ways that individuals can improve their health.

“(The event) is really to get everyone involved, and that is the concept of Voyage of Aloha – that we are all connected,” Reveley said.

For those who can’t make it to the event, Voyage of Aloha also is raising money online for Kauila Clark. For more information and to donate, visit indiegogo.com/Kauila-Clark-Aloha-Fund.

For more information about Aloha in Action, visit voyageofaloha.com.