PNAH Volunteers Provide Vital First Aid at Marathon Event

PNAH Volunteers Provide Vital First Aid at Marathon Event

Cielito Matias-Schwartz, PNAH President

Healthcare professionals from across the island banded together as a beacon of support and care during the recent annual Honolulu Marathon event held on December 10, 2023 on Oahu. Their unwavering dedication and expertise in providing immediate medical assistance became a pivotal element ensuring the safety and well-being of the 30,000 participants hoping to cross the finish line.

Amidst the whirlwind of excitement and determination on the marathon course, these compassionate PNAH volunteers stood in the wee hours of the morning at the ready, equipped with their skills and supplies. With a spirit of altruism, they selflessly volunteered their time, demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to community service.

Their presence was a reassuring sight for both runners and spectators, knowing that a team of qualified and compassionate individuals were available to address any medical concerns. From treating minor injuries to swiftly responding to more serious incidents, these nurses remained vigilant, ensuring that every participant received the necessary care.

Their coordination and seamless teamwork were remarkable, reflecting not only their individual expertise but also the strength of their collective effort. With their calming presence and quick action, they turned moments of distress into opportunities for comfort and healing.

Beyond their professional duties, these nurses brought warmth and empathy to each interaction, embodying the true spirit of healthcare. Their dedication to serving the community echoed loudly across the marathon grounds, leaving an indelible mark on the event’s success.

As the marathon concluded, the heartfelt gratitude expressed by organizers, participants, and fellow volunteers alike underscored the invaluable role played by the PNAH volunteers. Their commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of others truly exemplifies the noblest aspects of the nursing profession. Their efforts were not just in providing first aid; they were in being guardians of health, hope, during the marathon’s journey.