Jean C. Tamura
Honolulu, Hawaii | 1924 Circle, Paul Dudley White Legacy Society
Jean Tamura has a passion for helping children live healthier.
Thanks to the ongoing generosity of the James Haruji Tamura and Fumiko Tamura Foundation, since 1993, Jean and her family have supported the mission of the American Heart Association.
Since 2013, the Tamura Foundation has contributed to the AHA’s “keiki care initiative” with the Kapio’lani Medical Center for Women and Children (KMCWC) in Honolulu. The center includes the only emergency room with specialists in pediatric emergency medicine and the only intensive care unit to treat critically ill children in the Pacific region. As part of the initiative, KMCWC provides CPR training and CPR-Infant kits upon discharge to families whose babies have the most critical need.
“When I first learned about the ‘keiki care initiative’ with Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, I knew I needed to be involved. My parents have always valued education and children’s health and well-being, which are the priorities of our family foundation. This initiative addressed a real need in our local community for families who needed to care for their critically ill children. I am pleased to continue supporting the good work of the American Heart Association, which helps care for the better health of our children and families.”
A longtime supporter of the AHA, Jean’s passion for children’s and women’s health stems from her mother’s lifelong battle with heart disease. Jean believes in women supporting women and sharing knowledge and information about heart health, living longer and healthier, and preventative well-being.
In more recent years, her generosity has extended to the Cotes du Coeur wine auction gala in Dallas.