October is proving to be quite a month around American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific.
Saturday, October 11, Lani and I (Arthur) were out the Hispanic Heritage Festival to catch the Latin-inspired entertainment and share ACS health materials with Hawaii’s growing Hispanic/Latino community and other festival guests. The stage performances brought acts from as far as Los Angeles, along with some local favoriates and the nachos were pretty tasty. Dozens of people came by our booth, some to gather information on cancer in English and Spanish and some to share their personal cancer stories. It was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon at Kapiolani park. It was also the perfect research for our upcoming Hope Gala Honolulu theme, Midnight in Miami! http://hopegalahonolulu.org Keep your ears open for more news and the awesome talents that will be coming to Hawaii State Art Museum on May 2, 2015! For those you know who speak Spanish, ACS resources are available en español by contacting: 1-800-227-2345.
You can also use the Español link at the top of http://cancer.org
To send some Aloha to the mainland, Katie and Making Strides sent leis to the Portraits of Hope in St. Louis, MO. They were warmly received by the folks at Enterprise, one of our national Strides partners. Some of the participants are going to try to make it to Honolulu for Strides 2016! What a great way to share the Strides experience.
We have a warm thank you from Michelle, to the many wonderful donors who gave through Foodland, Sack N Save, and Foodland Farms’ Give Aloha program. “Through your efforts, we received $1,863.98 from your donations and another $373.44 from the Foodland and Western Union matching gifts, totaling $2,237.42! We truly appreciate your spirit of giving through this program! Since 1999, the American Cancer Society has received over $93,300 from the Give Aloha program. Thank you so much Foodland, Sack N Save, and Foodland Farms for having us as one of your very grateful recipients!”
More staff and volunteer stories in weeks to come!