Na Hoa Malama Update

Join us for Music & Memoriesan uplifting and melodic evening honoring our patients, partners, and community of care. We will celebrate fond memories of loved ones and highlight community and camaraderie.

Hope Tote

Designed by local designer Jana Lam, the Hope Tote is made from 100% Cotton Canvas with longer handles, which make it perfect for the beach, groceries or a daily work bag! All proceeds from the bag will go to Navian Hawaii.

Bags are priced at $25 and are available for PRE-ORDER which will be ready to ship or pick-up by November 20th.

Purchases can be made at Allison Izu in Ala Moana Center and online at

Na Hoa Malama Sponsorship

With recent government updates to event restrictions, we are unfortunately unable to hold an in-person gala event. To learn more on how you and your company can support Navian Hawaii with event sponsorship please click on the link below:

Download Sponsorship Package
Download In-Kind Donation Sponsorship Form

Video Awards Ceremony

2021 Hall of Heroes & Community Awardees

Hall of Heroes

Lucy Kama

Lucy Kama, a courageous fighter, was a pediatric patient born partially deaf and blind with heart and brain defects. She was also diagnosed with Trisomy 18, a chromosome disorder that disrupts development. Although only 10 percent of infants with Trisomy 18 survive beyond the age one, Lucy lived to almost three years old. Her story reminds us to live life to the fullest and never take it for granted. Her life was short, but her family filled it with lots of love and fun. This year, Lucy would have been five years old.

Dale Lisa Yanagihara

Dale Lisa Yanagihara was known by many as a multi-talented woman. She was a successful business woman, a surfer, a champion golfer, an accomplished ballroom dancer, a skilled ikebana practitioner, and above all a loving a caring wife and mother. At a young age of 28, she was the first woman to become a district director of Pitney Bowes, an international fortune 500 company and was honored as their “Employee of the Year” shortly thereafter. When Dale was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she was calm, brave and unafraid. The cancer was aggressive, and the timeline was short, but this was how she always tackled challenges and new opportunities – relaxed and fearless.

Community Awardees

Straub Medical Center

Straub Medical Center was founded in 1921 as Honolulu’s first group practice and specialized clinic. Today, Straub Medical Center is a not-for-profit medical center with a 159-bed hospital, a network of neighborhood clinics and a visiting specialist program that reaches throughout the state. With a mission to create a healthier Hawaii, Straub is focused on improving access to health care and helping patients manage their wellness at every stage of their lives using new technologies and preventive initiatives to promote healthy communities. This year, Straub Medical Center celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Sheri Richards

Sheri Richards, a palliative care coordinator and advanced care planner at Adventist Health Castle, has been in the medical field for 40 years and is committed to providing the best care for her patients and their families. As a palliative care coordinator, she is responsible for all aspects of the palliative care department and ensures patients are in the appropriate settings with the appropriate care. Many know Sheri as an avid learner and leader. She continuously participates in education to improve her skills and knowledge, and treats all her colleagues and patients with respect and dignity. She is known to go above and beyond for her patients, assuring they are comforted, supported and cared for.

Past Hall of Heroes and Community Awardees

View Past Hall of Heroes & Community Awardees

Watch the 2020 Virtual Na Hoa Malama 

2020 Virtual Na Hoa Malama Program

Mahalo to our Sponsors!