Funds raised by Run for Hope going to cancer fighters
More than $80,000 was raised for cancer research in the two-day 2007 Run for Hope event at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
on the Big Island in September. The 11th annual event included the Taste of Hawaii Island and Silent Auction, a 10K/5K run/walk, the Hualalai Golf Scramble and a tennis tournament.
Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society (West Hawaii Unit), and the University of Hawaii-Manoa's Cancer Research Center.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs
awarded $25,000 to the Kahumana Organic Farm
on the Waianae Coast to establish an apprenticeship project in food services and farm industry.
, a 10th-grader at La Pietra-Hawaii School for Girls, and Victoria Davis
, an eighth-grader at La Pietra, won Gold Key awards in the 85th Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards program -- and a trip to the mainland for the national contest. Caelan Hughes
, a ninth-grader at La Pietra, a nondenominational college preparatory school for girls, won a Silver Key award.
Their work will be on display at the Hawaii State Art Museum until April 4.
Lillian Too's Feng Shui Extravaganza Hawaii 2008 workshop in January raised $11,273 for the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific
. The event, "How to Think Big in the Year of the Earth Rat," was sponsored by Joanie and Peter Lung
of the World of Feng Shui, which has raised $35,000 for the hospital.
The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation
awarded $200,000 to Chaminade University
to support the expansion and renovation of its Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division. The money will provide three new laboratories and a faculty research hotel, and fund the renovation of support areas in Henry Hall.
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