Suicide prevention advocate honored
of Kaunakakai, Molokai, received a Suicide Prevention Action Network USA award as an "unsung hero" working to prevent suicides. Kaninau, whose son committed suicide, founded the Hawaii Suicide Prevention, Education, Awareness, Research Foundation.
Six members have joined Kapiolani Health Foundation's volunteer board, which is preparing for a capital campaign to support phased redevelopment of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. They are Kimberly Dey, vice president/grants administrator, Charles B. Wang Foundation; Michelle Ho, principal, Pathfinder Hawaii LLC; Dr. Gregg T. Kokame, medical director, the Retina Center at Pali Momi; Patricia M. Loui, president, OmniTrak Group Inc.; Fred M. Noa, executive vice president, CB Richard Ellis Inc.; and Alana Kobayashi Pakkala, partner and executive vice president, Kobayashi Development Group.
Linda and John Tolmie, owners of a commercial real estate company in Hilo, donated $50,000 for an endowed scholarship fund for the University of Hawaii at Hilo, in memory of their parents. The John and Mary Tolmie & James and Fulvia Bailey scholarship will benefit full-time students in any field at UH-Hilo.
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