Giving Back- American Cancer Society Bridging Birthdays

My favorite ladies and I are yet again taking a great new venture together.

After a feel-good-because-we-are-giving-back-to-our-community experience from volunteering at the Great Aloha Run this February, we decided that we didn’t mind doing it again.

This time, we’re going bigger. With American Cancer Society.

The American Cancer Society is a national non-profit health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. ACS saves lives and creates a world with less cancer by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. Through research and movements, ACS has contributed to a 16% decrease in the overall cancer death rate, avoiding about 650,000 cancer deaths and created the potential for more birthday celebrations. For nearly a century the American Cancer Society has fought for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Overall, 11 million cancer survivors in America will celebrate a birthday this year.

The beautiful ladies and I volunteered to be in the Decoration Committee for the Inaugural Bridging Birthdays Gala.


Entitled “Midnight in Paris” the event benefiting the American Cancer Society will be held on August 11, 2012 at the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

Inspired by the movie of the same name, guests will be transported to one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris during the most eclectic period of French Modernism. It will be an exciting night of socializing, dancing, relishing in fine foods and wines, whilst supporting an amazing cause!

Headed by the one and only mom-to-be Jena Cudera the decoration committee is separated in different subcategories, including the the best people you can possibly be surrounded with: another mama-to-be Catt Aquino, Retchel Manipon, Rachelle Aurellano,Kelsie Pascual, Nai Villanueva and of course… et moi, on behalf of Fashion With A Mission.

We have been having our biweekly meetings since our initial commitment in April. The committee is currently inviting individuals and businesses as valuable sponsors or partners in the fight against cancer. In-kind donations for items such as furniture, props, flowers, centerpieces, party totes and favors will be greatly appreciated. To complete my part in the committee, I am specifically looking for Parisian inspired favors as well as assistance from local chocolate, winery and beauty/cosmetic companies to help fill the guests’ party bags.

For more information about The American Cancer Society, visit

If you are interested in being an official sponsor/partner for the “Midnight In Paris” Bridging Birthdays Gala, please e-mail me, or contact the American Cancer Society Honolulu Office at (808) 595-7544.

Au Revoir!


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