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September 17, 2015

Phil Olsen

Volunteers help at 2015 Four Seasons Hualālai Run for Hope

Nine UH Cancer Center volunteers helped raise funds for cancer research in support of the Four Seasons Hualālai Run for Hope weekend September 11-13.

The volunteers included Amber Chang, Kynan Metoyer, and Corie Fulgencio-Arrẻ from the Human Resources Department; Namrata Gurung from Administration; Patti Corrales from the Cancer Epidemiology Program; Crissy and Todd Kawamoto from the Cancer Prevention and Control Program; Sharon Shigemasa from the Communications Department; and Agata Szymiczek from the Cancer Biology Program.

The Cancer Center co-sponsored the 18th Annual West Hawai'i Cancer Symposium, an educational event during the weekend. This year's topics focused on breast, genitourinary, lung, and pancreatic cancers, leukemia and lymphoma, exercise and cancer, genetics in cancer, and pain management.

The volunteers helped throughout the weekend with duties such as bussing the Taste of Hawai'i Island Dinner, assembling runners' packets, and performing various jobs at the golf tournament including staffing the refreshment stands.

The volunteers' airfare, ground transportation, and hotel accommodations were provided by the Friends of the UH Cancer Center. The UH Cancer Center is a beneficiary of proceeds from the Four Seasons Hualālai's social fundraising activities during the Run for Hope weekend.