By Sina Uipi

I’d like to thank our friends at Empowering Pacific Islander Communities for organizing the #HerHeartMatters campaign in February, which is Heart Health Month. There was a challenge to post as many selfies with important women in our lives, and we would be entered to win weekly prizes and one final grand prize at the end of the month. All names of people who posted were fairly drawn. The weekly prizes were sponsored by Rudebwoy3nt, to win free tickets to the annual Island Reggae Festival, which takes place this summer. The grand prize was a free 8 hour tattoo session sponsored by Alipate Fetuli, a well known professional tattoo artist in our community. I am truly honored to win an amazing grand prize, and to be apart of a campaign that raises awareness about heart health through the power of social media, especially to our young people. I will always fight to make our health a priority! This makes the prize that much more meaningful, and I will always cherish this experience. Thank you to all those who participated in this campaign. A special thanks to our awesome sponsors and congratulations to all the weekly prize winners. All of our hearts matter:)