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Benefit concert Saturday for new mom with cancer

Lauae, Halialoha and Kamana Beamer Lauae, Halialoha and Kamana Beamer
Kapono Beamer Kapono Beamer

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Musicians Kapono Beamer, Jon Osorio and Keola Beamer will be headlining a benefit concert to raise money for a young mother with breast cancer on March 27. Lauae Beamer, wife of Kapono Beamer's son Kamana, was diagnosed with cancer in January. Beamer was eight months pregnant at the time. In early February, she gave birth to a healthy daughter, Halialoha. One week later, Lauae began treatment for her cancer, which will continue for one year.

Her family and friends are organizing a concert and silent auction to help pay for the family's medical expenses. The concert will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Calvary by the Sea Church in Honolulu. The event will begin at 6:30 PM and will run until 9:00 PM. The full line up will include performances from Kapono Beamer, Jon Osorio, Kamau, Waipuna, Kupaoa, and Keola Beamer.

The silent auction will include sails on the Hokulea, a stand up paddleboard donated by surfer Duane DeSoto, pieces from artists Solomon Enos and Peggy Chun, and items from singer Jack Johnson.

"We are so touched by the love and support we have received from the community," said Lauae's husband Kamana Beamer. "Lauae and I know we have a rough road ahead, but we can't help but feel blessed to be surrounded by such loving friends and family." Beamer's band, Kamau, will be performing during the concert.

Tickets are $25-$100 and are available at http://benefitforlauae.blogspot.com or at Native Books / Na Mea Hawaii at Ward Warehouse. Information on how to make monetary gifts to the family is also available on the website.

Anyone wanting to donate items can contact concert organizer Trisha Kehaulani Watson at kehaulani.watson@gmail.com.

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