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Hawaiian News: Lauae fundraiser

Lauae Beamer Lauae Beamer
Jon Osorio Jon Osorio
Lorrie Ann Santos Lorrie Ann Santos

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Award winning musicians Kapono and Keola Beamer and Jon Osorio will join an amazing lineup of performers to raise money for a young mother with breast cancer. This event, however, is about much more. It is meant to bring awareness of cancer rates among Native Hawaiians.

Aloha kakahiaka kakou. Ke ʻike ʻia nei no ka pâ o nâ ʻopio o ko kâkou kaiâulu i kçia mea ino nô ʻo ka maʻiʻaʻai.

We are seeing more young Hawaiian women with cancer.

When Kamana told us this was happening, we were just, not just frightened only, but determined to do as much as we could to help. You know, provide some kind of support.

Jon Osorio

Hawaiian Musician and Scholar

Ua pûʻiwa akâ, ua makemake hoʻi e kôkua ma nâ ʻano like ʻole i hiki.

Aia ʻo Lauaʻe ma ka walu o nâ mahina o kona wâ hâpai ma ko lâua ʻo kâna kâne ʻo Kamana ʻike no ko Lauaʻe loaʻa i ka maʻiʻaʻai waiû. Ua hânau ʻia nô ʻo Halialoha ma ka pule mua o Pepeluali a ma ka hoʻokahi wale nô pule ma hope mai i hoʻomaka ai ko Lauaʻe ʻimi lapaʻau ʻana aku i ka maʻiʻ.

Lauaʻe Beamer was eight months pregnant when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Halialoha, she and Kamana's first keiki, was born in early February and Lauaʻe immediately began treatment.

Cancer is normally thought of for older people, but it does occur in young women although it's rare at 5% under the age of 40.

Lorrie Ann Santos

Co-Project Director, ʻImihale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network

ʻOiai ʻike ʻia ma nâ luahine, loaʻa nô nâ wâhine ʻôpio ma lalo o ke 40 makahiki.

The most important thing about cancer is for people who have this disease to feel that they are not going through it alone.

Mea nui ka ʻike o ia kanaka maʻi, ʻaʻole ʻo ia kû hoʻokahi a mehameha ana.

For a young woman, they have different concerns and issues than older women when they get diagnosed with breast cancer.

No nâ wâhine ʻôpio, ʻokoʻa nâ nînûnç mai nâ wahine oʻo i loaʻa i ka maʻiʻaʻai.

ʻO ka hoʻolako ʻikepili no nâ wahine ʻôpio ka pahuhopu o kâ ʻImihale wikiô i hoʻopuka ai, ʻo Journey of Hope.

ʻImihale's Journey of Hope is a documentary that aims to raise this awareness among young women.

ʻO kçia alu like ʻana o ka ʻohana a kaiâulu no ka hoʻonaʻauao a kôkua aku ka pahuhopu nui o ka papahana o ka lâ ʻapôpô.

Providing awareness and support is the goal of tomorrow's event.

I really believe how we...how we deal with disease and how we deal with disease is a sign of whether a society is healthy or not.

He hôʻailona ke ʻano e mâlama ʻia ai nâ kanaka maʻi no ka ikaika o ke kaiâulu.

Hoʻomaka ka hana ma ka 6.30 o ke ahiahi i ka lâ ʻapôpô ma Calvary by the Sea Church. E kele aku iâ benefitforlauae.ning.com no ka ʻike hou aku.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Calvary by the Sea Church in ʻÂina Haina at 5339 Kalanianaʻole Highway. Visit benefitforlauae.ning.com for more information.

Ke aloha nui iâ ʻoukou e ka ʻohana a me ke kaiaulu no kçia alu like ʻana mai.

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