The Friends of the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to support and promote the efforts of the University of Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i 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 raising awareness in our community of the excellent and unique research taking place at the Center and supporting Center programs, staff, clinical trial patients and others who are furthering that research. We seek broad-based support from the community and welcome those who would like to join our effort. If you are interested in joining us in supporting the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center (The Friends) is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to support and promote the efforts of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. The goal of the Friends is to generate community support for the Cancer Center in its efforts to find cures for cancer, educate the people of Hawaii on cancer prevention, and improve the quality of life of those diagnosed with cancer.
The Friends of the UH Cancer Center is a vital community advocacy organization that responds to and fulfills the Cancer Center’s needs for private funds to jumpstart initiatives that further the mission of the Cancer Center in research and education. To accomplish this, the Friends work with the state and federal governments, health care providers, and other cancer advocacy organizations on the Cancer Center’s behalf and also coordinate fundraising efforts and invite the community to play an important role in the fight against cancer. The Friends also raises funds to support programs at the UH Cancer Center, publications, inter-island travel for clinical trial participants, educational symposiums, awards for outstanding researchers and young scientists, and research internships for undergraduate students.
Friends of UH Cancer Center Board of Directors
Christopher Yasuma – Board President, Vice President, First Hawaiian Bank, Corporate Banking Division
Rex Chang – Vice President – President of RTC MD, LLC
Mitchell Taira – Treasurer- Sr. Manager, Ernst & Young Assurance Services, Ernst & Young, LLP
Monica McLaren – Director of Instructional Design, Sullivan Family of Companies
Sherri-Ann Higa – Vice President & Branch Manager, First Hawaiian Bank
Adelia Dung – Partner, Spectrum Wealth Management, LLC
Spencer Dung – Managing Director, WestPac Wealth Partners
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
Penny Rogers – Community Leader