Life’s Bridges Kauai hosts benefit dinnner

LIHUE — The last time Life Bridge’s Hawaii hosted a benefit dinner on a cruise ship was nine years ago.

Gina Kaulukukui, program manager, said the dinner was hosted to recognize the efforts of the Bridges Emergency Support Team, or BEST.

Team members of BEST respond to unexpected deaths on Kauai and work closely with visitors who have to deal with a death while on vacation.

Kaulukukui is looking forward to recreating that benefit dinner.

The public is invited to embark on the NCL Pride of America to attend a holiday benefit dinner 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1. The dinner, called “Seas and Greetings,” will be complete with a champagne reception and three-course meal in the main dining room.

“I came across a picture of the event, and sent a note to the director to say thank you,” she said. “She asked if we were still providing support for them, and said they’d host another thank you dinner.”

Cruise passengers will be off the ship so the dining room will be free, Kaulukukui said.

“It’s exciting because this is something they don’t usually do,” she said. “This is an opportunity for residents to get a sneak peak of the ship because it isn’t open to the public.”

Tickets are $100.

The deadline to sign up for the dinner in Nov. 27.

Info: 651-6637 or www.lifesbridgeshawaii.org.

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