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HiNAMI Recognizes Teaching Volunteers for the 17th Year: ALSFH was there!

November 19, 2018, Kailua, HI.  Since 2001, Hawaii Nurse Advocates and Mentors, Inc. (HiNAMI) has been offering free review classes to graduates of foreign nursing schools to help them pass the RN-NCLEX licensing examinations.  Current teaching and mentoring volunteer staff now include those who have been through these review classes themselves.  Founding President Bea Ramos-Razon is the energy and force behind this long-lasting community service that provides opportunities for professional nurses from academe and health care institutions to help swell…

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2018 Veteran’s Day at the Natatorium War Memorial: ALSFH was there!

November 19, 2018, Kailua, HI. On Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018, Hawaii celebrated the end of World War I with a whole day series of presentations from 6am at the Waikiki Natatorium.  It ended at 8:45 pm with a fireworks immediately after a full orchestra played nostalgia-era standards. Schoen Safotu, Coordinator of the VA Voluntary Services called for volunteers to help at this first ever multi-agency event commemoration of the World War I Centennial. ALSFH President Divina Robillard and…

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Bowling Fundraiser Deemed a Success

November 20, 2018, Kailua, HI.  The first public fundraiser that ALSFH held at the historic Pali Lanes on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Kailua was described as “successful.”  A grateful and smiling ALSFH President Divina Robillard said,”The rest of the board was reluctant at first because of what looked like a lot of work to be done in so little time. And it was work we had never done before!  But they eventually came around and it got done!”  The…

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ALSFH Presents at Leeward CC Filipino-American History Month Panel Discussion

October 25, 2018, Kailua, HI. October is traditionally celebrated as Filipino-American History month.  For Leeward Community College’s Professor Raymund Liongson, a focus on the Filipino Woman is an appropriate way to understand Filipino-ness.  Thus, “Pinay: the Filipina (Women) American Mind, Voice, and Power” was presented on October 18, 2018 to students and staff. UH Professor Emeritus Dr. Virgie Chattergy discussed how the book, “Pinay: The Culture Bearers of the Filipino Diaspora,” she co-edited with Pepi Nieva was organized around Filipino…

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Bowl-athon Entry Form Now Available; Pali Lanes Historic Places Nomination Deadline Extended

Teams of six or Individual bowl-athon participants can now use the featured form to join the fundraiser at Pali Lanes on Saturday, November 10, 2018.  For $600, Teams of Six bowlers can bowl two games on one lane for 2.5 hours, with free shoe rental, and souvenir T-shirts for each bowler.  For $70, individual bowlers will be bowling two games, mixed with five other bowlers in one lane, with free shoe rental, and a goodie bag to boot! Early corporate…

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Soderholm Mobility First Company Sponsor of Bowling Fundraiser

Soderholm Mobility’ President Denise Soderholm personally emailed her company’s acceptance of ALSFH invitation to be a sponsor of the Bowling fundraiser set for November 10, Saturday at Pali Lanes in Kaliua. Denise Soderholm emailed, “Your ALS Foundation Pali Lanes notice arrived today – and, actually made my day, while I won’t be in town, it sure sounds fun!!” Denise will be in the mainland for “specialized PT treatment” and has assigned son, Gus, to be their team leader. In February,…

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ALSFH presents at PNA-Hawaii Outreach Class and United Caregivers’ Inservice Training

As part of community outreach and promotion of ALS Awareness, ALSFH President Divina Telan Robillard presented at two separate events yesterday, October 13. The Philippine Nurses Association-Hawaii has been holding a community outreach program of a total 10 classes, every Saturday, on different aspects of heart care entitled “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family” program, starting last  October 6 at the St. John the Apostle and Evangelist Church in Mililani.  Robillard presented on “Get Energized: Exercises for a Healthy Heart,” which included…

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November Nostalgia-themed Bowling Benefit Set at Beleaguered Pali Lanes

ALS Foundation of Hawaii will hold a nostalgia-themed Bowling Benefit Event on November 10, 2018, Saturday, at the Pali Lanes at 120 Hekili Street, Kailua, HI. Ongoing registration for team, sponsor, and individual participant packages. Games are scheduled every 2.5 hours. Bowlers are encouraged to bring pictures and stories about Pali Lanes to share and to dress in their favorite era bowling attire. Friendly team competitions will help raise funds to establish Hawaii’s ALS Residence for people with ALS (Lou…

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Cheryl Kellett +

ALSFH President Divina Telan Robillard recently visited Cheryl Kellett in the family home in Kalihi in reply to husband, Mel’s request for respite help. In a phone conversation earlier today, Bristol Hospice RN Sheena Erice said that Cheryl passed away from natural causes on September 26, three days after Robillard posted about the visit. She further explained that Cheryl’s case had been transferred to Islands Hospice because Bristol does not have a policy of assisting patients off the ventilator, which…

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