Na Hoa Malama

Saturday, November 11, 2023, 6 to 10 p.m.

Navian Hawaii’s principal fundraiser will bring together partners, friends and supporters for an evening to remember. The event will feature a three-course dinner, silent auction and presentation of various community awards and the induction of our 2023 Hall of Heroes honorees.

As our principal fundraising event, all proceeds fund our mission to “bring hope, reduce fears and impact lives.” With your generous support, Navian Hawaii guides and assist patients and their families through difficult times, offering Integrated Care to patients battling serious illnesses or providing Hospice Care to patients nearing their end-of-life journey.

2022 Hall of Heroes & Community Awardees

Hall of Heroes

Samuel Kamaka Jr.

Samuel Kamaka Jr. was the beloved patriarch of what is regarded as Hawaii’s legendary first family of ukulele luthiers. He headed Kamaka Hawaii, a family-owned business which recently celebrated its 105th anniversary. Its ukuleles are among the most sought-after in the world. An Army veteran and a 60-year member of Saint Ann’s Church, Samuel Kamaka Jr. spent many years organizing and running beloved carnivals and luaus. He was active with the Knights of Columbus, Honolulu Sierra Club and the Holy Name Society.

Harvey Yamauchi

Harvey Yamauchi was known as the bandleader of the whimsical Electric Fish and Tofu Factory during his days at Kaimuki High School. He was also founder of one of Oahu’s favorite oldies bands, The King Pins. Harvey served as the PTA President for Moanalua Elementary School for 8 years, later becoming PTA President at Moanalua Middle School. He inspired goodwill and volunteerism in others and raised over $40,000 while Vice-President and then President of the school’s band boosters.

Community Awardees

William S. Loui

Healthcare Professional of the Year

William S. Loui, MD, FACP, is a board-certified, award-winning physician specializing in oncology and hematology. He provides integrated cancer care at Adventist Health Castle and coordinates treatment with other specialists. He sees patients for regular check-ups and ongoing treatments.

Dr. Loui is currently the Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society.

Every family he has referred to Navian Hawaii has felt well cared for, trusting his judgement completely. His dedication to his patients shows as he follows their progression and their challenging journey.

Jane and Daniel Katayama

Philanthropists of the Year

Dr. Daniel and Ms. Jane Katayama have dedicated their time and resources supporting numerous local charities, including advocating the mission of Navian Hawaii.

Dr. Katayama is a physicist who conducted basic research in laser spectroscopy. Jane received her Bachelor’s in Education from UH Manoa and Master’s in Business Administration as well a Master’s in Library and Information Science in Boston.

In 2012, the Daniel & Jane Katayama Nursing Scholarship Fund was established to offer Navian Hawaii employees an opportunity to further their education in the field of nursing, specifically geriatric and hospice care. Through the generosity of the Katayamas, nurses have advanced their careers and our patients have benefited from their continued support in nursing and healthcare.

Pali Momi Medical Center

Healthcare Organization of the Year

Pali Momi Medical Center team members including nurse case managers, social workers and palliative care nurse practitioners make patients and their families emotional and physical needs top priority when transitioning to hospice care. They go above and beyond by educating patients and displaying empathy when end-of-life and comfort measures conversations must take place. They also work with patients who may not have financial means, and always advocate for them, leaving no stone unturned when seeking assistance.

Pali Momi serves the Central and West Oahu communities and as a not-for-profit medical center is committed to providing service to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. The medical center’s caring employees demonstrate their mission to create a healthier Hawaii. Like Navian Hawaii, Pali Momi ensures every patient receives the upmost comfort, empathy and understanding through their end-of-life journeys.

Watch the 2022 Virtual Na Hoa Malama 

2022 Virtual Na Hoa Malama Program

Past Hall of Heroes and Community Awardees

View Past Hall of Heroes & Community Awardees

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