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Mona Wood-Sword: PR for Non-profits

  April 9, 2019, Kailua, Hawaii.  Two years ago, Kathy O’Connor and I attended Mona Wood-Sword’s annual offering of the basics of Public Relations for non-profits.  For Kathy and me, public relations is a skill that we needed to have if we were to succeed as an organization relying on community help to achieve our mission.  We needed to get the word out there about ALSFH, along with a million other causes as deserving of attention as ours. We went…

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Presenting to Parish Health Ministries

24 March 2018, Kailua, HI.  Under the leadership of Bonnie Delos Santos, a registered nurse who recently retired from Cedar Sinai Hospital in California, the St. John the Apostle and Evangelist Health Ministry Committee is in charge of organizing activities that motivate the Church membership to be health-conscious as part of Catholic Christian living.  On Saturday, March 23, during the Committee’s monthly meeting, Divina Telan Robillard presented on ALS, the ALS Foundation of Hawaii, and Volunteer needs of the ALS…

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Learning Marketing Strategies from Ad Up Hawaii

10 March 2019, Kailua, HI.  On Saturday, March 2, Ad Up Hawaii held its culminating activity for its 5th Annual Ad Up Hawaii competition at Impact Hub. Every year, Ad Up – a non-profit which describes itself as an “an off-shoot of Kokua.org whose core mission has been bringing people together to support one another” – seeks to help other non-profits with their marketing concerns by providing a small grant award plus professional assistance with creating and implementing their marketing…

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Partnering with St. Francis Healthcare on ALS Caregiver Training

March 10, 2019, Kailua, HI. By invitation of Maylynn Wong, Manager of the St. Francis Healthcare Family Caregiver Training Programs, Divina Telan Robillard and partners, Shaun and Renee Brewer, presented a two-hour session of “Care and Perspectives: ALS Care” last Saturday, March 2, 9-11 am at Weinberg Bldg. St. Francis Healthcare provides caregiver training to the community for a small fee, on different aspects of caregiving at home.  Late last year, Wong, Telan Robillard and Katherine O’Connor discussed offering ALS caregiving…

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ALSFH Presents ALS Care and Perspectives to Family Caregivers

Kailua, HI, February 28, 2019.  At the invitation of Maylynn Wong, St. Francis Healthcare  System Manager of Family Caregiver Training Programs, Divina Telan Robillard will present “Living with ALS: Care and Perspectives” to a group of family caregivers in the community.  Shawn and Renee Brewer, long time advocates of ALS Residence, will assist in presenting the perspectives part, after Robillard discusses the care portion of the presentation.  Two years ago, Robillard and the Brewers started presenting jointly on these aspects…

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ALSFH Attends 30th Legislature Opening Day

  January 20, 2019, Kailua, HI. The 30th Legislative session opened on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. At 10 AM, the program within the stately Senate floor started with Temporary Chair, Senator Kaiali Kahele (District 1-Hilo) pounding the gavel and calling the Senate to order. The anthems brought attention to the historic meaning of the session opening day to  state governance. Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald swore the elected Senators to office, after which Senate President Ron Kouchi was formally elected. Senator…

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Santa Drops In On ALS Community Holiday Party!

December 26, 2018, Kailua, Hi. On December 18, the Hawaii ALS Community on Oahu held its Annual Christmas/Holiday Party, for the first time on the lanai of the Central 7th Day Adventist Church on Nuuanu Avenue.  It was a beautiful Tuesday afternoon when the Celebrations Committee descended upon the lanai with the trimmings of the decades-long annual event: food, Christmas decor, and raffle prizes!     Assistant Pastor JR Bonilla, who blessed the food, also treated the families to a…

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Hawaii ALS Community Yard Sale This Saturday!

December 13, 2018, Kailua, HI.  The 11th Annual HI ALS Community Yard Sale celebrates two firsts on Saturday, December 15, 2018.  For the first time, the yard sale will be held in wintertime AND organized by the UH JABSOM Department of Communication and Language Disorders graduate students led by Haleigh Smith and Renee Martin. The Department of Communication and Language Disorders (DCLD) trains students in Speech Pathology, a discipline that helps pALS communicate when their speech muscles are affected by…

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ALS Community Holiday Party Set for December 18!

December 4, 2018, Kailua, HI.  The annual Holiday Party for the Hawaii ALS Community is being moved to a new location. The party will be held on Tuesday, December 18, at the front lanai of the Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church on 2313 Nuuanu Ave.  The past 10 years, the party was held at the back lanai of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) on Pali Highway. The PCG is currently undergoing renovation. The Ad Hoc Celebrations Committee of the HI ALS…

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