Racing at the Relay

HANALEI — Aeden Valera was too weak to walk, being wheeled amidst the sea of walkers in a wagon, Saturday during the Relay for Life of North Shore which made its return to the Waioli Park.

Only recently diagnosed with cancer, the young Cub Scout from Pack 148 was joined by his fellow Cubs, family, Boy Scouts from Troop 148, and teachers from Elsie Wilcox Elementary School where he is a student. The entourage joined other cancer survivors, caregivers, and friends who filled Waioli Park in a showing of support and celebration for those who lost their fight against cancer.

Luminaria lights peppered the darkness led by the fire knife performance from Emmsley Michael Drake, a division winner from last week’s Heiva I Kauai Tahitian dance competition, and good food was everywhere as nearly 24 teams sported culinary treats toward the $34,000 goal.

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