A Walk to Remember

Community gathers for cancer awareness.

Photo and caption by Dan Murphy

Molokai cancer survivors present an American Cancer Society banner at the opening ceremony of Friday night’s Relay For Life. This is the second year that the relay to raise money and awareness for cancer has been held on Molokai. Debbie Davis, who organized the event, said over 25 teams and 300 people were signed up for the 12-hour walkathon that lasted until 6 a.m. Last year the event raised over $25,000 and even more walkers signed up this time around.

Several groups came out for the event, including the Molokai Boy Scouts troop and activists fighting against tobacco and underage drinking. There were also many walkers who participated to honor the memory of family members who have lost their battle with cancer. Henry Paleka and his sister, Lulu Linker, planned to have over 50 members of their extended family walking during the night to remember their brother.

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