Patti Ornellas of the American Cancer Society (Derek Kawakami said it was National Wear Red Day for cardiovascular disease awareness) was super busy Friday because she was helping at the Get Fit Kauai Worksite Wellness Challenge kickoff (kudos to Bev Brody on the Kaiser Permanente award she won — and thank you, Lori Naone and Karen Silver, on a great launch!) before setting up at Kukui Grove Center (David Sosner and Melissa McFerrin-Warrack were doing site visits between the rain) with a whole bunch of Relay for Life supporters (the first Survivor Social is coming up April 22 at the Poipu Beach Park main pavilion ahead of the Relay for Life on April 28 in Hanapepe).
Ever wonder who Bev Brody’s (congratulations on the Kaiser Permanente special award!) boss is? Brody’s boss is Jessica Yamauchi of the Hawaii Public Health Institute, here for the Worksite Wellness Challenge kickoff at the Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach.
Mahalo to Emma Ledendecker, a 2018 Kauai Filipino Chamber of Commerce director, on her persistence in trying to get a hold of The Happy Camper Saturday. She should have followed Cyndi Ayonon, who was at the Island School soccer games where Colby and Maja coach the Voyager women.
Happy retirement to Dave Jordan of Friendship House after serving more than 25 years as the great helper of many “Friends!” Kudos to Melissa McFerrin-Warrack and Malia Nobrega-Olivera on opening “The Ocean Around Us” despite the federal government shutting down!