Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation Announces New Officers for Board of Directors

HONOLULU– (September 11, 2012) Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation, the state’s only organization dedicated exclusively to providing services to children with cancer and their families, is pleased to announce and welcome the new set of officers for 2012?2013.

President — Randy Aina, a senior vice president at Edward Enterprises, Inc. is the new president of the board for Hawai‘i Children’s Cancer Foundation. Prior to this term as president, he has served as an active member of the board for eight years.

“As the father of a cancer survivor, I’ve seen first?hand how this organization can lift families during times of great stress; I feel humbled and honored to be a part of this wonderful, local organization,” said Aina.

President Elect  Laura Bonilla, RN, MA, is the executive director, pediatric service line at Kapiolani Medical Center and president elect for Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation. She has been an active member of the board for the past nine years and works directly with keiki who have cancer and their families.

Treasurer  Ralph Kanetoku, an audit partner with Kobayashi, Kanetoku, Doi, Lum & Yasuda CPAs is now the treasurer for Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation. Previously, Kanetoku has served on the board of directors for the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Cancer Society and the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce.

Secretary  Christopher Yasuma, a commercial banking officer at Central Pacific Bank, is the new secretary for Hawai‘i Children’s Cancer Foundation. He has been a member of the board for the past two years.

About Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation

Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation (HCCF) is the only organization in the State of Hawaii dedicated exclusively to providing services to children with cancer and their families. The foundation provides a wide range of services and programs to families, including financial assistance, social events, education and advocacy. All services and programs that HCCF provides are entirely free to the families in need. The Foundation was formed in 1991 by a group of parents and medical providers after a statewide needs assessment showed that there were many childhood cancer needs not being met by any existing entity. HCCF was granted IRS 501(c)(3) non?profit status in 1993. All funds donated to HCCF remain in Hawai‘i, with 95 cents of every dollar received put towards providing direct services for the children with cancer and their families. For more information, visit www.hccf.org.

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