Laps for Love

In its second year, the Molokai Cancer Fund’s Walk for Ohana drew hundreds of community members to raise money for island cancer patients last Friday night. With a country paniolo theme, 21 teams honored family and friends affected by cancer: survivors, those currently fighting the disease, and those who lost the battle. All money raised stays on Molokai to assist local cancer patients with travel and other expenses related to treatment.

Walk for Ohana Committee. Photo by Catherine Cluett Pactol

Starting the evening with a lap dedicated to survivors, community members of all ages walked a track at the Kaunakakai Ball park, participated in line dancing, warmed up from the night’s chill with hot food and drinks and lit lanterns in honor of loved ones passed.

Merle and John U`u were honored. Photo by Catherine Cluett Pactol

The Molokai Cancer Fund Walk for Ohana committee also honored Merle and John U`u of Ho`olehua for their support of the Cancer Fund and their generosity to the community through providing a bus service, Molokai Transportation, to help Molokai youth get to school.

 

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