Hope is in the air

Hope filled the cool evening air at the Kauai Christian Academy as the American Cancer Society Northshore Relay for Life got underway with the Survivors Walk.

“I’m a survivor of three types of cancer,” said Jim Jung. “I’m a lucky survivor.”

Karen Heresa of Team Manaolana, translated to mean “hope,” was not in her red leaders’ shirt as she set out luminaria decorated by her team members as well as walkers who passed by the tent ahead of the Survivors Walk.

Mickey MacMillian of the Chemo Queens said some of her people were on Oahu attending an oncology convention where Darcy Attisani, one of her people at the G.N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, was named recipient of the Manaolana Nurse of Hope award.

“We going to hit goal,” said Patti Ornellas of the Kauai office of the American Cancer Society. “We should reach $30,000 by the night’s end; we have 22 teams here, beating our goal of 20 teams, and more than 40 survivors registered. This is a good night.”

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