HONOLULU — Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui honored cancer survivors and their caregivers at an American Cancer Society rally held at the State Capitol. Senator Roz Baker also spoke at the event. For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, ACS helps people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer. To date, the Society has invested more than $2.2 billion dollars in cancer research and has provided grant support to 31 Nobel Peace Prize winners early in their careers.
A few years ago, Tsutsui was honored to join the fight against cancer and help find a cure by serving as the honorary chair of the American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific Hope Gala. While thousands of dollars were raised at the event, the work continues for ACS and its volunteers. And the work doesn’t end until a cure is found.
The Acting Governor also recognized the American Cancer Society and its volunteers for their unwavering dedication in the fight against cancer with a proclamation, proclaiming October 31 to November 6, 2016 as Paint Hawaii Purple Week, in support for cancer patients and their families, and remembering the loved ones who lost their fight to cancer by coloring our community purple.