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How much did the bull from Omao weigh?
The question was one of many which were posed to participants of the Sixth annual Hoedown for Hope to benefit the American Cancer Society on Saturday at the Kilohana Luau Pavilion.
With a goal to raise $50,000 to help fund cancer-related programs, both nationally and in Kauai’s community, proceeds from the fundraiser go directly to Kauai’s families and assist in funding research to help find a cure. On Kauai, the monies are used to assist Kauai patients with travel expenses for treatment and other medical and personal needs.
Cancer has become the leading cause of death for Pacific Island families, and more than 4,700 people in the Islands will be diagnosed with cancer, states a proclamation issued by Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. Of that total, 2,000 will die of cancer.
Dr. Robert Weiner was presented the Hope Award for his care for patients, giving of hope, and dedication to the well-being of the people of Kauai.
The Kamalomaloo Ranchers, who received the Rope A Cure trophy, raised more than $5,000 for the American Cancer Society.
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