Sunday, October 14, 2012


October is designated as the Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Each year, October is dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer, celebrating the lives of the many women who survived, and remembering those lost.  Throughout the month, various charity walks are scheduled to help in the fight to end breast cancer. 
On Saturday, October 6th, more than 50 participants represented Keone’ula Elementary at the 2012 Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk at Ford Island.  Students from KIC and Running Club, as well as KES staff and family members participated in the annual 5-mile charity walk.  The energetic faces of the students as they walked the event and crossed the finish line at Richardson field showed their excitement to be a part of this cause and to be making a difference.  According to the American Cancer Society, since 1993, the walk has raised more than $460 million across the country.  This year, the local event registered more than 3000 participants and raised more than $125 thousand.  Although this was the first year Keone’ula has participated in this charity walk, we hope to continue to be a part of this great cause in the future.   Mahalo!