Care about Cancer

Molokai has four new trained volunteers.

American Cancer Society News Release

The American Cancer Society has recently trained four new Patient Services volunteers to assist cancer patients on Molokai.  

Suzette Kahana, a licensed cosmetologist from Kaunakakai, is the “Look Good…Feel Better” program instructor who will help women undergoing cancer treatment with makeup, skin care, hairstyling tips with wigs and other accessories.   “Look Good…Feel Better” classes will be offered at Molokai General Hospital.   Reservations for future classes can be made by calling the Kukui Ahi office at 553-3607 or contacting the American Cancer Society at 553-5154.

Frank Parrino of Maunaloa and Michael Grinnell of Kaunakakai are volunteer drivers for the “Road to Recovery” program to transport cancer patients from their home to their treatments or medical appointments.   This service is available to cancer patients who do not have any other resources for ground transportation. For this service, call 1-800-227-2345 at anytime or 553-5154.

The “Reach To Recovery” peer support program has a new volunteer to help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.    She is Juanita Hulu of Kaunakakai who was recently trained on Oahu to become a certified volunteer.   For “Reach To Recovery” services, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 at anytime. 

These patient services are available to Molokai cancer patients thanks to the outstanding support of the community from their Relay For Life event on August 7, 2009.  The Relay For Life committee on Molokai rallied over 500 participants at the event, which raised approximately $20,000.


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