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Team Kahele Mass Sign Waving

Jul 22, 2014 Comments Off admin

IMG_2087HILO, Hawaiʻi ~ Team Kahele led by Hiloʻs State Senator Gil Kahele led a Mass Sign Waving in Hilo earlier this week at the Prince Kuhio Mall location. Over 100 dedicated members stood in the sun and rain to sign wave for their Senate District One Senator. The Mass Sign Waving event was part of Team Kaheleʻs “Super Election Week” Get Out The Vote efforts in anticipation of absentee ballots being delivered to Hawaii residents this weekend. Historically at least half of all Hawaiʻi voters, vote absentee and todayʻs Mass Sign Waving was part of Team Kaheleʻs GOTV efforts. Mahalo Nui Loa to all that came to participate and show Hiloʻs voters an overwhelming show of support for Hiloʻs Senator, Gil Kahele.

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2014 Hilo Relay For Life, Mahalo Team Kahele!

Jul 22, 2014 Comments Off admin

Hilo, Hawaiʻi ~ Team Kahele joined hundreds of other participants at the 2014 Relay For Life to fight cancer Saturday night as Tropical Storm Wali dumped torrential rains and flash floods on Hilo.  All who attended had a great time trying to stay dry under Team Kaheleʻs tent which featured a chili/rice dinner, “memory hearts” purchased the night before and LB stickers in honor of Team Kahele member Les Botelho who passed away earlier this year from cancer. Mahalo Nui Loa to all those who attended and volunteered their time to set up, breakdown, bring a pot luck dish and walk with Senator Gil Kahele as Team Kahele raised over $5000.00 to fight cancer!

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We Did It HILO!! $5010.00 Donated To Fight Cancer!

Jul 19, 2014 Comments Off admin

HILO, Hawaiʻi ~ Last night at the Hilo Civic Auditorium State Senator Gil Kahele hosted a Benefit Concert for the American Cancer Society and Hiloʻs Relay For Life. The concert was attended by over 1800 that braved the Hilo rain to enjoy top local entertainment from Grammy Nominated KAHULANUI and Nā Hōku Hanohano award winners KUANA TORRES-KAHELE and MANAʻO COMPANY. Through the unbelievable generosity of all in attendance, $5010.00 in donations were collected and 100% of all the donations were donated to the American Cancer Society. The event was c0-emceed by Hawaiiʻs Ambassador of Aloha, Uncle Danny Kaleikini and Honolulu KUMU FM Radio morning host, Devon Nekoba. The evening also featured powerful testimonyʻs by cancer survivors Karen Teshima and Aunty Sandi Claveria and a video tribute to Leslie Botelho, a close friend of Senator Kahele who lost his life to cancer earlier this year. It was truly an amazing event for our Hilo community, that raised money for a great cause and left all who attended with a warm feeling and sense of accomplishment. Mahalo Nui Loa to all the hard working volunteers that made the event a huge success and to the HSTA, UPW, ILWU and HGEA that provided the manpower to serve the food to over 1800 people in 1 hour! IMG_9824

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