Children's Alliance event raises $175,000
The Children's Alliance of Hawaii
raised more than $175,000 to help sexually abused children at its eighth annual Mahealani event in July. The nonprofit assists the Children's Justice Center and provides therapeutic and other programs.
The March of Dimes Hawaii Chapter awarded a $5,000 grant to the state Department of Health's Maternal and Child Health Branch to support its 2008 Hawaii Perinatal Health Summit to be held in October. The summit is called "Developing Strategies for Healthy Women, Healthy Pregnancy, and Healthy Birth Outcomes."
Diane Chang, editor of Pacific Media Publishing, is president of the Rotary Club of Kahala Sunrise, the newest of 43 Rotary clubs in Hawaii, celebrating its first anniversary. Other new officers and directors are Charles Fortner, project manager of Cascadia PM, vice president and president-elect; Gloria King, retired owner of Islands Marketing, secretary; Marshall Sato, a CPA with Ohata Chun Yuen, treasurer; Charles Degala, owner of Pacific Coast Capital Mortgage Co., sergeant-at-arms; and Signe Godfrey, president of Olsten Staffing Services, past president.
Directors are Shelia Callum, executive director of the Hawaii affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure; Martha Camacho, Kaimuki branch manager and vice president of First Hawaiian Bank; Debi Halcro, president of the Valenti Print Group; Nada Marriott, owner of Expert Event Planners of Hawaii; and Carl Smigielski, owner of Sandwich Isles Realty Inc.
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