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About Us

The Friends of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to support and pro-mote the efforts of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.  Our goal is to generate community support for the Cancer Center in its efforts to find cures for cancer, to educate the people of Hawaii on cancer prevention and to improve the quality of life of those diagnosed with cancer.  To fulfill our mission and goal, the Friends is actively involved in advocacy by bringing awareness to our community of the excellent and unique research taking place at the Center.  We are seek-ing broad-based support from the community and welcome those who would like to join our effort in our “Friends With Benefits” program.  If you are interested in assisting in our advocacy and support for the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, please contact us at info@friendsofuhcc.org.

Friends of UH Cancer Center Board of Directors

Sue Sylvester Palumbo - Board President, Veterinarian & Owner, The Cat Clinic

Monica McLaren - Board Vice President, Director of Instructional Design, Sullivan Family of Companies

Sherri-Ann Higa - Board Treasurer, Vice President & Branch Manager, First Hawaiian Bank

Rex Chang

Adelia Chung - Partner, Spectrum Wealth Management, LLC

Dennis E. Francis - President, Oahu Publications & Publisher Honolulu Star Advertiser

Dale T. Kobayashi - Community Leader

Don Murphy - Owner, Murphy's Bar & Grill

Jason Nagai - Executive Director, Advisory Director, Ernst & Young LLP

Diane T. Ono - Community Leader

Anne Marie Rizzo - Chief Advancement Officer, Child & Family Service

Penny Rogers - Community Leader

Mitchell Taira - Sr. Manager, Ernst & Young Assurance Services, Ernst & Young, LLP

Mary Worrall - Vice President, Sotheby's International Realty

A. James Wriston, Jr. - Attorney at Law, Ashford & Wriston

Christopher M. Yasuma - Vice President, Corporate Banking Division