Footsteps of Support
Molokai raises thousands.
More than 300 Molokai residents walked laps for 12 continuous hours to raise money and awareness for cancer last weekend. Participants of the 2011 Molokai Relay for Life, part of the American Cancer Society’s most successful annual fundraiser, raised over $16,000 for the cause.
“The community support was definitely there,” said Lily Napoleon, Molokai event chair. She said the “close knit” crowd stayed “upbeat throughout the entire night,” stepping to the rhythm of some of Molokai’s favorite local bands and participating in games such as a scavenger hunt, watermelon eating contest and 3 a.m. Zumba class.