American Cancer Society’s Hoedown for Hope raises awareness and close to $70,000 to finish the fight against cancer. This past Saturday at the Kilohana Plantation, more than 450 guests, and countless volunteers gathered together to celebrate life, paniolo style. From can can dancers, to local favorites, Not My First Rodeo, to chart topping Maddie and Tae, this year’s Hoedown was an event that will go down in history. With this, the seventh Hoedown for Hope the community on Kauai has now raised over $400,000 and touched the lives of thousands of people with our message. Auctioneer John Genovese brought the whole crowd together for a special restricted funds ask for the Hope Lodge Hawaii that gave participants the opportunity to invest directly into the Lodge. For more pictures and information visit Hoedown for Hope on Facebook. To join the 2016 planning committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our thanks goes out to Outrigger Hotels & Resorts for being a generous community partner and providing discounted lodging to our Hawaii Pacific cancer patients in 2014. Presenting the Recognition Certificate to Stephanie Nojima are ACS staff Christine Hinds, Program Manager, Mission Delivery and Alaina Cunningham, Sr. Director, Community Engagement. Outrigger Enterprises has supported our patients for several years and we hope that 2014 marks the continuation of our fruitful partnership.
Thursday night at ProtoHub in Kaka`ako the cancer community joined PBS Hawaii for a pre-screening of Cancer – The Emperor of All Maladies that will air on PBS March 30-April First. This six part Ken Burns documentary explores the history of cancer through history and examines the sometimes controvesial approaches taken towards it. Visit PBS for air times.