Regina Carvalho of the Kaua‘i County Committee on the Status of Women, left, thanks the county Department of Water staff for wearing pink to show their commitment to ending breast cancer, Friday at the DOW offices in Lihu‘e. Joining Carvalho is the Kaua‘i commissioner to the Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women Edie Ignacio Neumiller, second from left in the group, who has extra pink ribbons for those not having any pink. The group from bottom row left includes Judy Hayducsko, DOW engineer and deputy manager), Ignacio Neumiller (DOW retired), Analyn Flores, Christine Erorita (breast-cancer survivor and DOW employee) and Gina Gudoy. The middle row from left are DOW’s Jonell Kaohelauli‘i, Mary-Jane Akuna and Ferdinand Mariano. At top from left are Mark Knoff, Jas Banwait and Joe Tait (DOW manager and chief engineer).
Edie Ignacio Neumiller, Kaua‘i commissioner on the Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, said the wearing of pink by county Department of Water employees is a commission event that started during the time she was a DOW employee.