Hawaii Pacific Health Donor Reports 2014 - Page 10

BECAUSE OF YOU... Giving together makes a big impact on the Garden Island A family tradition of giving helps keiki Tanioka’s Seafoods & Catering in Waipahu is legendary for serving up quality, local-style favorites with a friendly smile. The Tanioka family’s strong connection with the community extends beyond their business ventures to support keiki through Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children. “For us, giving to Kapi‘olani helps the community,” said Mel Tanioka, who started the family-run business 36 years ago with his wife, Lynn. “Lynn chose Kapi‘olani as our main beneficiary because it’s an investment for the children of Hawai‘i.” For the past eight years, the family and staff of Tanioka’s have channeled their passion and resources to make a difference in the lives of children at Kapi‘olani. Tanioka’s Charity Foundation hosts an annual signature golf tournament that raises thousands of dollars for local charities, with Kapi‘olani named as its main beneficiary. Recently, the foundation made a generous contribution to support the hospital’s Children’s Cancer Center and pediatric programs. “If we don’t help now, it could jeopardize the availability of medical care for children in an emergency,” said Tanioka. “It’s reassuring to know that Kapi‘olani will be here for all families now and in the future.” Kaua‘i’s residents depend on Wilcox Memorial Hospital for emergency services 24/7. Physicians and staff supported innovation in the Emergency Room through gifts from their 2014 Employee Giving Campaign. Contributions will fund state-of-the-art Philips Intellivue monitors to allow emergency staff to efficiently track vital functions and allow for safer sedations. “Giving to Wilcox allows our physicians and employees another way to make a difference for the patients we serve.” KATHY CLARK Wilcox CEO, Kaua‘i Medical Clinic President & CEO A West O‘ahu production benefits the children of Hawai‘i More than 3,000 people attended the Ko Olina Children’s Film & Music Festival, a benefit for Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children. With film screenings, such as Disney’s “Finding Nemo,” performances by Honolulu Theatre for Youth and Sistah Robi Kahakalau, and activities with Disney characters, the event provided a day of fun for all. A “floating” stage and a fiery sunset provided a dramatic backdrop as Jeffrey R. Stone, Ko Olina Resort Association president and CEO of The Resort Group, presented a $50,000 check to Kapi‘olani toward the Campaign for Hawai‘i’s Children. The contribution included festival proceeds and a dollar-for-dollar match from the Ko Olina Resort Association. “It’s an investment for the children of Hawai‘i.” MEL TANIOKA Kapi‘olani Donor Giving to Kapi‘olani has become a tradition for the Tanioka family. Grandson Ethan Lum (left) brings some holiday cheer to a pediatric patient in Kapi‘olani’s Child Life Playroom. 8 9