Heartfelt thanks to the nine participants from our team who raised funds and participated in our sixth annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer virtual fundraising walk.
Nationwide, 2021’s Making Strides raised over 7.5 million dollars to directly fund transformative cancer research that could change the course of early detection and treatment for generations to come. The end of breast cancer begins with research, and we THANK…
Read more… Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Thank you!
Did you know that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2021, it’s estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers.
Breast cancer has also become the most common cancer globally, accounting for 12% of all new annual cancer cases worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.
Too many of our own team members have had their lives permanently…
Read more… Join us for a Making Strides for Breast Cancer 2021 Virtual 5k Walk
Continuing our annual tradition, team NIC Hawaii adopted a family of 10 to support this holiday season. Adopt a Family is a seasonal program administered by Helping Hands Hawaii that links individuals and families in need with donors in the community. Participants are referred to the program through their large network of community partners, and donors participate by adopting a family and fulfilling their holiday wish lists.
COVID-19 has turned life upside down for all of us, including American Cancer Society researchers and funding of cancer research will be reduced by 50% in 2020 if current trends continue. During the month of October, they must bring in $10 million to continue the fight against cancer during this public health emergency.
During October 2020, we’ll be participating in our Fifth American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer…
Read more… Join us for the Making Strides for Breast Cancer 2020 Virtual Walk
Our penultimate volunteer event of 2019 was strategically chosen because it reflects so much of what makes our island home special – sharing aloha and the ocean. Eleven of us joined AccesSurf at their ‘Wounded Warrior Day at the Beach’ program at White Plains beach park. The event was open to active duty and veteran service men and women who are injured, wounded, or battling illness and their families.
Continuing our annual tradition, team HIC adopted three families this holiday season. Adopt A Family is a seasonal program administered by Helping Hands Hawaii that links individuals and families in need with donors in the community. Participants are referred to the program through their large network of community partners, and donors participate by adopting a family and fulfilling their holiday wish lists.
After adopting our families (a total of…
Read more… Adopt a Family 2019
Did you know that 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime?
It’s why every year, we do our part to raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. We do this by participating in the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The event is a total of 3 miles – but it’s not about competition. It brings…
Read more… Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk
On Saturday 21st, Jamie, Steve and Rosie participated in a beach cleanup hosted by Plastic Free Hawaii, a program of the Kōkua Hawaii Foundation. Over 150 volunteers removed 4,329 lbs of marine debris from James Campbell Wildlife Refuge in Kahuku with over 2,000 lbs of that being from derelict fishing nets. 1,600 lbs was sorted and will be recycled by Parley.
In attendance were students from a variety…
Read more… International Coastal Cleanup Day in Kahuku
On October 26th, we’ll be participating in our fourth American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Keehi Lagoon Beach Park in Honolulu.
This walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. From the opening ceremony to the post-walk entertainment, this event is a celebration of survivors and opportunity to remember loved-ones lost. It’s a day that shouldn’t be missed and won’t be forgotten.
Biki is the name of the bikeshare program in Honolulu. Earlier this year, we partnered with them to offer a special employer plan to our staff that paid for unlimited free rides. In our dense urban area, these bikes make getting around a breeze.
So in April, when Biki started a collaboration with Meals on Wheels to deliver meals to the community on Biki bikes, we naturally had to join….
Read more… Delivering Meals on Wheels with Biki