Save the Date!

Saturday November 6th, 2021 at the Alohilani Resort

Navian Hawaii’s annual Na Hoa Malama (The Caring Friends) gala fundraiser will take place in-person. 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.

Every November, in recognition of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Navian Hawaii hosts its Na Hoa Malama fundraiser to raise awareness of the valuable care hospice provides to patients and their families. As our principle fundraising event, all proceeds fund our mission to bring hope, reduce fears and impact lives. Navian Hawaii guides and assist patients and their families through difficult times, providing Integrated Care to patients battling serious illnesses or delivering Hospice Care to patients nearing their end-of-life journey.

We hope you’ll be able to join us in honoring loved ones with music & memories. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Na Hoa Malama Sponsorship

To learn more on how you and your company can support Navian Hawaii with event sponsorship please click on the link below:

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2021 Hall of Heroes & Community Awardees

Hall of Heroes

Goro Arakawa

Goro Arakawa was a civic leader and historian who constantly shared the importance of preserving parts of Hawaii’s past. He worked tirelessly to help create Hawaii’s Plantation Village, an outdoor museum depicting life on sugar plantations, and led an initiative to beautify public spaces throughout Waipahu in the 1960s. As an advocate of passing down knowledge, Goro was active in a number of cultural, professional and volunteer organizations throughout the state. He is recognized for his commitment to promoting and perpetuating the history of Waipahu and its Plantation heritage and values for future generations.

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.

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!