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final numbers are in, and the news is great: The 38th annual Jerry Lewis
Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association was another a record-breaking
success. The Telethon raised over
$60.5 million (over $356,000
came from the state of Hawaii) in contributions and pledges to benefit
people with any of more than 40 neuromuscular diseases. The 21 1/2-hour
Telethon originated from CBS Television City in Hollywood beginning Sunday
night and was broadcast across the country by some 200-television stations
in MDA’s “Love Network.”
Ala Moana Hotel recently presented a check in the amount of $12,694.12 to
the Institute for Human Services, who was selected as the beneficiary of
proceeds raised at the hotel’s 15th Annual Torch Ginger Cup Invitational
Golf Tournament on August 22, 2003, at Waikele Golf Course. Ala Moana
Hotel General Manager John Cushnie (l) presented the check to Lynn
Maunakea (r), executive director of IHS, on behalf of the hotel, the 140
golf participants who came out to support the cause, the sponsors, and the
dozens of volunteers who all played an important role in raising money for
this great organization.
to Learn, a nonprofit organization that provides Hawaii’s needy school
children with school supplies, announced that it received nearly $35,000
in contributions from Aloha Airlines this year. Of those contributions,
Aloha Airlines employees donated $15,000 as part of their annual
collection drive for the non-profit organization.
the Persian Gulf War, the USS Missouri fired 28 Tomahawk missiles in
defense of United Nations forces. Today, the Battleship Missouri Memorial
has a full-size model of a Tomahawk missile on display, courtesy of
Raytheon, an industry leader in defense, government and commercial
technology. The 20-foot model was constructed at the San Diego Aerospace
Museum. It is prominently displayed on the battleship itself, on the same
level of the Missouri’s Tomahawk launchers.
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii recently received a $10,000 grant from
AT&T to support its after-school programs for at-risk youths. The
grant will be specifically used to expand the Power
Banking program initiated by the Bank of Hawaii at the Boys and Girls
Club Waianae location to include the Charles C. Spalding Clubhouse in
McCully, the Boys and Girls Club flagship location.
Indie of Kailua, a member of General Frederick Funston Auxiliary #94,
participated in the 90th National Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary to
the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. held in August 2003 in San
Antonio, TX. The convention marked the beginning of her 2003-2004 term as
national Chairman for the 15 states in the Western Conference on the Buddy
Opera Theatre has received a $5,000 grant from the Wilcox Trust to help
finance the Opera Express program, an educational touring opera with sets,
props and costumes. The HOT cast of singers and one pianist sets up the
entire opera in a cafeteria, gym or other large space bringing opera right
to the students.
Press recently released Hawaii fisherman Mike Sakamoto’s new book,
Hawaii’s Mike Sakamoto Presents 101 Fishing Tips. The book is a
collection of fishing articles that include articles about fishing tackle,
101 tips for catching fish, inside information about the TV show Fishing
Tales, and a variety of interesting fish stories.
HawaiiHealthGuide.com recently launched
a new statewide health events calendar. Residents and visitors with
computer access will have the opportunity to plan ahead and learn about
upcoming health events, workshops, classes, sports competitions, community
meetings and cultural events. The goal of the new events calendar is to
provide a clear and easy way to find these
events in a timely manner through an accurate on-line guide
available 24/7 worldwide. The web address is www.hawaiihealthguide.com/events.