The Yoshida Ohana Wins $1,500

Don Chapman
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September 29, 2010
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The Yoshida Ohana Wins $1,500

Driven by its mission of sharing aloha, Diamond Bakery recently collaborated with Aloha United Way and developed “Make and Bake.” The program incorporated community fundraising into a creative and fun contest, providing an easy way for people to give to a charitable cause. As a result, Diamond Bakery donated profits from three months of cracker sales to AUW and presented a check for $2,500. Nicole Yoshida (pictured front, right) and her father (left) constructed “The Ark” and “No Worries Noah” cupcakes with Diamond Bakery products, earning them a first-place contest win, $1,500 and a one-year supply of DB products (value up to $500). Pictured with the Yoshidas (from left) are Devon Nekoba, Melissa Chang, Lynn Cook, Ron Villoria, Susan Au Doyle and Brent Kunimoto.

Links to Literacy Raises $150,000

The 17th annual Links to Literacy Golf Tournament: A Benefit for the Friends of the Library of Hawaii recently collected $150,000, as a total of 216 golfers participated in this year’s sold-out tournament held at Ko Olina Golf Club. Following the tournament, golfers enjoyed a banquet, silent auction and award ceremony at JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa. Pictured (from left) are Alan Yamamoto, Mike Nelson, Susan Li, Greg Nichols, Ann Fujioka, Chris Tatum, Mari Olson, Byrde Cestare and Brenda Tome.

Karasaki Receives Manaolana Award

Leilani Karasaki (second from left) was honored recently as the 2011 Manaolana Award recipient by the Hawaii (Oahu) Chapter Oncology Nursing Society. Karasaki currently works as a nurse in Queen’s Medical Center’s oncology telemetry ward. The Manaolana Award recognizes one of the many outstanding nurses in Hawaii - one who demonstrates professionalism, community service and hope in working with people who have cancer. Pictured with Karasaki (from left) are Shawna Chong, Janelle Todd, Rose Crisostomo and Cheri Uehara.

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