Hot Shots – 5/31/23

Longs Drugs Helps Mission March On

Candice Fajardo (left), March of Dimes associate director, and Carly Armstrong, donor development specialist, pose with a check for $61,250.58 from Longs Drugs/CVS Health. Longs Drugs/CVS Health is a dedicated partner of March of Dimes, whose mission is to champion the fight for the health of moms and babies. Every year, Longs Drugs/ CVS Health’s fundraising efforts helps contribute to March of Dimes’ cause of working to end preventable maternal and infant health risks. PHOTO COURTESY LONGS DRUGS/CVS HEALTH

Children’s Festival Raises $50k For New Cancer Center

More than 700 children and their ‘ohana enjoyed a fun-filled evening at Ko ‘Olina Beach for the Ko ‘Olina Children’s Festival. The event raised $50,000 for the new Martha B. Smith Cancer & Infusion Center at Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children. Proceeds will help Kapi‘olani expand its cancer care through the new cancer and infusion center. Pictured (from left) are Dawn Dunbar, senior vice president of philanthropy, Hawai‘i Pacific Health; Gidget Ruscetta, chief operating officer, Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children; Chynna Stone Showe, vice president, The Resort Group and Kapi‘olani Health Foundation board member; and Kapi‘olani cancer patient Cruz Bitanga and his father, Ed Bitanga. PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I PACIFIC HEALTH

Golf Tournament Held ‘Fore’ Good Cause

Jennifer Camp (right), board president of National Association for Industrial and Office Parks of Hawai‘i, presents a check for $6,000 to HUGS executive director Amy Morton-Sogi. The funds were raised through NAIOP’s past annual Charity Golf Tournament, which HUGS has been a recipient of since 2007. Proceeds will assist the nonprofit’s mission of strengthening Hawai‘i’s families and improving their quality of life as they face the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child. PHOTO COURTESY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION