LUAU FOR HEALTH

Annual Event Benefiting Good Health Clinic
[Postponed to 2021] – Islander Resort Islamorada

About Us

Good Health Clinic

Good Health Clinic is the collaborative entity that works with over 100 medical provider volunteers throughout South Florida.  Patients receive top-notch primary care within our clinic and benefit from care coordination and access to countless medically necessary services donated by our generous partners.  Between our in-clinic services and the support of our Volunteer Network, we are able to provide those in need with a true health care solution.

Luau Highlights

Authentic and wildly entertaining, the Annual Luau for Health benefitting ☀️Good Health Clinic [Postponed to 2021], is the Keys’ longest-running and largest Luau! Held at the prestigious Islander Resort Islamorada, you will experience a tropical night to remember — that makes a difference in your community. See you there!

How it Helps

1/3 of your Keys neighbors are uninsured. Our Keys community is built on the fabric of locals that keep our tourist town thriving; part-time servers, fishermen, maintenance and hospitality workers that go without insurance. They rely on ☀️Good Health Clinic for their care. We rely on YOU, our Donors, to keep our clinic doors open for them. We are NOT a community that leaves those in need behind

Would You Like to be Involved?

Be a KAHUNA

* Nominations Closed

KAHUNA: /kəˈho͞onə/ noun

Hawaiian for a wise or important person.  A Keys Community Member who garners support for the Annual Luau for Health.

Be a SPONSOR

Help in our mission to provide free and low-cost healthcare services to our uninsured community. Learn how you/your business can become a Sponsor. 

Be a VOLUNTEER

Would you like to be a part of the many hands who put this fun and meaningful event together?
Apply here to be part of the team!

2020 Kahunas

Jim McCarthy, Editor

Keys Weekly Newspaper

Jim moved to the Keys from Buffalo, NY in November 2018 to serve as editor of the Upper Keys Weekly in Tavernier. He quickly became immersed in the community and hit the ground running telling the stories of the community and its people. When he’s not working, he’s busy serving as secretary and public relations chair of the Rotary Club of Key Largo Sunset. He’s also a member of Leadership Monroe Class XXVIII, the best class ever! As for his track record of success, he served as captain of the kickball champions in the Bad News Ballers. When he’s got a moment, he’s out on the water diving and playing softball with his friends. 

He’s full of energy and enthusiasm, and he’s looking to take down the competition in this year’s Big Kahuna.

– “I’m honored and excited to be running for Big Kahuna this year,” he said. “Since Day 1, I’ve witnessed just how special this community is and the many people who step up to help out for the cause. I look forward to raising funds for the Good Health Clinic, which helps the uninsured and low-income get the primary care they need.”

Danise Henriquez

Monroe County Tax Collector

District 1 BOCC Candidate

DeeDee has been at the Tax Collector’s Office serving Monroe County for 31 years, and 20 years as your Monroe County Tax Collector. She has 7 offices throughout the Florida Keys. She has been married for 37 years and has two adult children, Ralph and Ashley. 

-“I am running to be crowned as the next “Big Kahuna” because the Good Health Clinic provides health services to low-income and uninsured residents in the keys, and this is a charity that greatly benefits our community. I am honored to be asked to be a part of this event.” 

Henry Menendez

HNO Productions

Henry and his wife are proud residents of Key Largo. Henry is an active member of the Keys community. He is known for his exceptional work coordinating the the Key Largo Bridge Run and as an active and generous member of the Key Largo Rotary Club and the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce, where he sits on the Board.

Dr. Derek Papp, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Mariners Hospital

Derek Papp moved to Key Largo after Irma and immediately fell in love with the community here. He’s an orthopedic surgeon who attended Johns Hopkins for both medical school and residency and completed his sports medicine fellowship with his current partners at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables.

He also works as a team physician/consultant for the Baltimore Orioles and spends much of his free time helping the team out wherever asked—and travelled to Korea and Mexico as a MLB physician during the World Baseball Classic. Dr. Papp recently organized an international conference for orthopedic surgeons in Antarctica.

– “The Good Health Clinic provides an important and amazing service to the Keys Community—they’re easily some of my favorite and most thankful patients. It was an honor to be asked to help this year and Very easy to say yes!”

Sid Vandiver

Breakthru Beverage Group

Sid has been living and working in the restaurant and bar business in the Florida Keys for 24 years. About 2 years ago Sid started working with Breakthru Beverage Group as their Hotel & Restaurant Wine and Spirits Sales Consultant. In his down time, he enjoys spending quality time through sailing and traveling with his beautiful wife and two daughters. 

Cathy Gahagen

The Catch Restaurant Key Largo

Cathy has been calling Key Largo home for 33 years with her husband Patrick and two children, Molly and Dane. She describes Key Largo as an incredibly compassionate, caring, and giving community that never ceases to amaze. 

-“I am honored to run for the ‘Big Kahuna’ and take the challenge of raising money for an organization that offers so much help to those in our community who cannot afford the medical attention they desperately need. I ask that you help me in helping others and thank you all ahead of time for anything you are able to provide for Good Health Clinic.”

2020 Sponsors

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