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Pink for Pauahi raises breast cancer awareness

October 21, 2020

On October 16, 1884, the skies wept over Keōua Hale when Kamehameha Schools founder Ke Ali‘i Pauahi succumbed to breast cancer. She was only 52. In honor of our founder and her courageous battle with the disease, our haumāna and limahana recently celebrated “Pink for Pauahi,” an annual campaign to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for academic scholarships. To learn more about breast cancer risk, prevention and detection, visit the Susan G. Komen Hawai‘i website.

Kamehameha Schools Maui High School Senior Class Vice President Sofia Stupplebeen worked with her mother to create the very first Pink for Pauahi storefront, which raised nearly $10,000 for the Pauahi Foundation. The duo designed T-shirts, tank tops, jackets and masks for sale. The senior also developed educational projects for K-12 haumāna focusing on teaching the Hawaiian value of and kahiau (to give selflessly), and created a “Paddle for Life” poster for the Pacific Cancer Foundation. Stupplebeen’s efforts were part of her Senior Hōʻike Nui capstone project.




Kamehameha Schools Kapālama High School Co-Student Body President Taylor Moniz led her campus’ Pink for Pauahi campaign. She also created a special “Pauahi’s Angels” Zoom background for kumu, haumāna, staff and others to use to honor our founder and to raise breast cancer awareness. Here, KS Hawai‘i kindergarteners and their kumu spread their wings during a Zoom lesson.




Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i High School Student Body President Sophia Perry (with ka lei po‘o) coordinated a social media campaign which included student takeovers of the Pauahi Foundation Instagram account, increasing its content interactions by a whopping 2,712%! She also orchestrated campus-wide spirit activities and teamed up with Hilo’s Teapresso to raise nearly $1,000 in scholarship funds for the Pauahi Foundation. Perry’s efforts were part of her Senior Legacy Project.




The KS student takeover of the Pauahi Foundation Instagram account included “Testimonial Tuesday,” which gave scholars the opportunity to share their gratitude for foundation scholarships.




The KS student takeover of the Pauahi Foundation Instagram account included “Testimonial Tuesday,” which gave scholars the opportunity to share their gratitude for foundation scholarships.




The KS student takeover of the Pauahi Foundation Instagram account included “Testimonial Tuesday,” which gave scholars the opportunity to share their gratitude for foundation scholarships.




To celebrate the life and legacy of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi, Kumu Kanoe Bertelmann, Kumu Liana Regidor and Kumu Tehane Reynolds from the ʻŌhiʻa Lehua classroom at Kamehameha Schools Waimea Preschool on Hawaiʻi island asked their keiki to come to their live synchronous learning session wearing pink.




In honor of Princess Pauahi, Windward Mall – a Kamehameha Schools commercial property in Kāne‘ohe – shared messages of strength, courage and hope to raise awareness of breast cancer.




 
 
 

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