Kicking Cancer to the Curb

Community Contributed

By Lily Napoleon

Kicking off the fundraising for the 2011 Relay for Life of Molokai was truly a memorable night –cancer survivors, families, friends and community supporters from near and far gathered at Hotel Molokai on the evening of Oct. 13.

Uniting as a community to fight back against a disease that has taken too much from us, we celebrated the perseverance and strength of our survivors and remembered loved ones who loss the battle with cancer. 

The event served as a time for the community to get a sneak peak at the committee members who will be planning the 2011 Relay for Life of Molokai. 

The night was filled with live entertainment, a buffet-style dinner, lucky number giveaways and a luminaria ceremony to showcase pictures of survivors and loved ones. We raised over $1,300 and all funds will go toward Molokai 2011 Relay For Life goal. 

Special thanks to Lahaina Cruise Company, Michelle Shizuma, Misaki Store, Nani Maikui, Daniel from Akaku, Rawlins Service Station, Olelo Shonely, Benny Uyetake, Kathy Collins, Pili Pa`a, Up and Coming Band, Leif and Jana Sasada, Kilohana Elementary School, and to all who helped sell dinner tickets for the event. 

We will see you all next year at the 2011 Relay for Life of Molokai on Aug. 5 at Kaunakakai Baseball Park at 6 p.m.

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