Proclamations

A blood donation can mean the difference between life and death, but our nation often struggles with having a sufficient blood supply.

Suicide is the ninth leading cause of death nationwide. With an increase in the amount of suicide deaths among Hawaiʻi residents in the last five years, it is more important than ever to raise awareness about the realities surrounding this topic.

Craniofacial disorder refers to deformities that affect the head and facial bones. Organizations such as the Children’s Craniofacial Association strive to empower, support and give hope to individuals and families affected by craniofacial differences.

Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children between infancy and age 15.  On average, Hawaii has 50–60 new cases of childhood cancer diagnoses each year.

Ocean lifeguards protect the lives of our beachgoers and are the primary responders for ocean emergencies.

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku leaves a striking surfing legacy as we honor him 131 years after the day he was born.

The University of Hawai’i (UH) Cancer Center, founded in 1971 as part of the Pacific Biomedical Research Center, focuses on cancer research, education and patient care.

Bone marrow cancer is a serious and life-threatening illness, with over 14,000 patients today in need of a matching marrow donor.

Carissa Moore has established herself as a prestigious surfer with many commendable accomplishments, the latest being her gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Japan.

Summer learning programs are important for our keiki and youth. Camps, summer school classes, reading programs and tutoring can help close learning gaps, keep students engaged during the summer break, and help them to succeed.

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