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Proof Positive // Making Beautiful Music For All Hawaii
By Jonathan Parrish, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra executive director Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) was founded in 2011 by a group of community leaders to carry on...

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Proof Positive // Taking Spay-Neuter Clinic On The Road
By Alicia Maluafiti, president, Poi Dogs & Popoki Roughly 64 percent of animals that enter shelters are euthanized, and many pets are not able to...

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Proof Positive // Working For A Better Future For Our People
By Nancy Aleck, executive director, Hawaii People’s Fund In the shadow of Pearlridge Center, a grassroots organization is growing taro, restoring native plants and reclaiming...

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Proof Positive // Supporting Our Seniors And Their Caregivers
By Gary A. Powell, executive director, The Caregiver Foundation Are you a caregiver, or are you planning for/seeking caregiving? The Caregiver Foundation (TCF) is a...

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Proof Positive // Pledge To Drive Sober This Holiday Season
By Toni Muranaka, Hawaii Executive Director, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Life-changing events happen to all of us. Sometimes that event, no matter how tragic, can...

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Proof Positive // Working Together To End Type 1 Diabetes
By Stacey Acma, Executive Director, JDRF Hawaii Each November, National Diabetes Awareness Month honors the millions of people throughout the world living with diabetes. Although...

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Proof Positive // Helping People Cope With COPD
By Valerie Chang, JD, Executive Director, COPD Coalition Try the coffee stirrer challenge: Breathe through a coffee stirrer, pinch your nose and run up several...

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Proof Positive // Sharing The Magical Power Of A Wish
By Siana Austin Hunt, president and CEO, Make-A-Wish-Hawaii We can’t cure the very conditions that bring Hawaii keiki to our doorstep, but we can offer...

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Proof Positive // Providing Miracles For Critically Ill Keiki
By Martha Smith, CEO, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children When Jullie and Jay Passos learned their son Keegan would be born with a...

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Proof Positive // Investing In Youths And The Future
By Deborah Spencer-Chun, President and CEO, Adult Friends for Youth Leadership and confidence can sometimes take time to instill in a young person. Our islands...

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Proof Positive // Helping Teen Girls Be ‘Bella’ For Their Prom
By Valerie Schmidt, President, The Bella Project The Bella Project is a nonprofit organization that provides prom attire to low-income, special needs or critically ill...

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Proof Positive // Down Syndrome Ohana Offers Family Support
By Candice Young, outreach coordinator, Down Syndrome Ohana of Hawaii When Harley found out her daughter was born with Down syndrome, there were medical complications,...

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Proof Positive // Protecting Hawaii’s Unique Environment
By Jennifer Chillingworth, executive director, Pacific Links Hawaii Foundation Golf is more than just a game. It also can be a powerful vehicle to positively...

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Proof Positive // A Safe Place For Keiki To Study And Play
By Natalie Pawluk, clubhouse director, Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii parent Jennifer always gets a little teary-eyed when...

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Proof Positive // Meals On Wheels Really Delivers
By Claire Shimabukuro, Executive Director, Meals On Wheels Ask most adults where they want to live as they age, and the majority will tell you...

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Proof Positive // Helping To Keep Our Communities Hep-Free
By Thaddeus Pham, viral hepatitis prevention coordinator, state Department of Health Help Free Hawaii hepatitis care coordinator Jane Hanson opened up her email June 26...

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Proof Positive // Helping Hawaii’s HIV/AIDS Community
By Jonathon Berliner, Executive Director, Gregory House Programs She is the young woman who just aged out of the foster-care system and is working at...

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Proof Positive // ‘Aging In Place’ At Palolo Chinese Home
By Kevin Wu, HINOA Director, Palolo Chinese Home Palolo Chinese Home (PCH) will honor Eddie Flores Jr., president and chief executive officer of L&L Restaurant...

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Proof Positive // Tails Of Aloha Teams Up With Keiki Sitters
By Kathy Custer, Owner of Keiki Sitters Tails of Aloha has teamed up with Keiki Sitters to launch the Educational Pet Adoption Program. The program...

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Proof Positive // Raising The Woof Helps Furry Family Members
By Stephanie Ryan, founder and president, Oahu SPCA Having a household pet can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. Life with a four-legged friend provides...


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