HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On December 23rd the Hawaii yacht club will be hosting a music night fundraiser for Ryan's Light. A non profit organization founded in memory of Ryan Dustin Wagner, who passed away July 29th 2011 from non Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of six.
Mission Statement for the foundation
The mission of Ryan's Light is to fund a music therapy program in Hawaii for pediatric oncology patients.
To give a gift of a ukulele and provide ukulele music lessons along with the music therapy program.
To fund child life with musical instruments for the children on the pediatric ward to utilize.
To fund raise for pediatric cancer research so that we may find a cure. To advocate for increased public awareness of pediatric cancers.
Bands performing are as follows
Henry Kapono, John Cruz, Kamuela Kahoano, Manoa DNA. Tony Conjungacion will be there with his keiki hula school. Kimo Hussey, and Kalei Gamiao with solo ukuklele performances. Its going to be a great night with Hawaiis most talented musicians. A silent auction, face painting for the Keiki, a 50/50 rafffle. All proceeds to benefit Ryan's Light foundation. The music therapy is currently taking place at Tripler Army Medical Center, it is in its 7th week. The program is being well recieved and positivly impacting the patients and families. It is our hopes to grow the foundation in time and spread to other hospitals in Hawaii. Tickets can be purchased at http://ryanslight.brownpapertickets.com/
3:30pm, doors to the H.Y.C. open to ticket holders
5pm Tony Conjugacion & a keiki Hula performance from the children of the Hālau Nā Wainohia
5:30pm Kimo Hussey and Kalei Gamiao on ukulele
6pm Kamuela Kahoano
8pm Henry Kapono