How close are we to a cure for cancer? In some cases only about 15 miles. You can give someone the ride of their life by volunteering to become a Road to Recovery® driver. This volunteer opportunity is often on an as-needed basis and works with a variety of schedules. To find out more please contact Christine Hinds at our Honolulu office. christine.hinds at cancer.org.
Last year in Hawaii, our network of volunteer drivers provided 196 cancer patients more than 2,956 rides to cancer-related treatments and appointments through our Road To Recovery® program. Additionally, we offered 449 patients vendor transportation assistance when no volunteers where available in a community or the distance was too great, such as traveling to another island.
Or you can read more about Road to Recovery here.
Other ACS News:
Marisha Artero of our Gaum office was named one of Guam’s 40 under 40. Congratulations to Marisha. From Guam Business Magazine, “As co-leader of the Tobacco-Control Action Team, Artero led advocacy efforts toward the successful passage of two laws that established a tax parity for smokeless tobacco products and that prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to customers under 18. She is a team leader for the Survivorship and Quality Life Action Team of the Guam….” Continue Reading on the Guam Business Magazine site.
West Hawaii Cancer Symposium
This past weekend’s seventeenth annual West Hawaii Cancer Symposium comes to us by the hard work of its organizer, Hawaii Pacific Board President, Dr. Daryl Kurozawa. High Plains Executive Vice President, Danny Ingram, participated for his first year. The Symposium provides Continuing Medical Education for Hawaii and mainland practitioners. The Four Seasons Hualalai Resort and its employees put on four fundraising events in conjunction with the conference from Friday through Sunday, with proceeds to benefit both ACS and the UH Cancer Center. Highlights included the Taste of Hawaii dinner fundraiser, both tennis and golf fundraisers, the Race for Hope 5K and 10K runs, and the Hope canoe filled with orchids of remembrance to be floated out to sea. Thank you to Beau, Christine H., Anna, Sancie and Erin and her husband, Juan, for staffing these events, and a special mahalo to the Four Seasons Hualalai and staff for their dedication to this cause.