Volleyball tournament to benefit Queen's Cancer Center

Volleyball tournament to benefit Queen's Cancer Center
(Image: Hawaii News Now)
(Image: Hawaii News Now)

From Punahou School

Cancer touches all of our lives.

According to American Cancer Society approximately 7000 new cancer diagnoses are made every year in the state of Hawaii.

Many of us have a personal connection to someone affected by this disease, and Claudio Clini and Parker Van Dyke are no strangers to it either. They both have parents who are cancer survivors. They have both watched love ones suffer through treatment, sometimes not making it through.

Ten years ago Claudio's father was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Thanks to early diagnosis, he was able to avoid chemotherapy and his type of tumor was surgically removed. Claudio's grandmother is also a 40-year survivor of breast cancer. Unfortunately, numerous members of Claudio's family battled cancer, some losing their battles.

Parker's mother was diagnosed with and underwent treatment for breast cancer. She has now been cancer free for 10 years. However, Parker's grandfather, with whom he was very close, was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in the summer of 2011. He underwent intensive chemotherapy but unfortunately passed away in the summer of 2012.

In honor of their family members who have been affected by this disease, Parker and Claudio teamed up with Extreme Fitness Club to organize and host a youth beach volleyball tournament from November 12-13, 2016. All net proceeds will be donated to the Queen's Cancer Center. Claudio and Parker would like to ask for your support in the form of a monetary donation with the net proceeds going directly to Queens Cancer Center.

What are you trying to do?

Raising funds to help the Queen's Cancer Center help the people of Hawaii affected by cancer.  We're extremely fortunate to have the resources for state-of-the-art medicine here in Hawaii.  If we can help one person with their treatment, it's all worth it.

How can people help?

Sign up to help play in our tournament and have fun.

2-person teams may enter ages 12-18 for Girls and ages 13-18 for Boys at Queen's Beach Waikiki

For more info: efchawaii.com

Entry fee is $50 per team.

All Donations are payable to Extreme Fitness Club and can be mailed to Extreme Fitness Club, P. O. Box 37035, Honolulu, Hawaii 96837.  If it is easier, we'd be happy to send one of our volunteers to pick up the check.  Just let us know when it would be convenient.

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all donations are 100% tax deductible