Chairperson, Dr. John Henry Felix
Danny Kaleikini, Glen Hayashida, Jennifer Dotson, John Aeto, Karen Mukai, Karwin Sui, and Linda Wong.
The 6th Annual Great Gatsby Gala provided an intimate opportunity for invited guests to:
(1) Meet and honor distinguished kidney leaders in our community.
(2) Celebrate accomplishments in kidney disease and prevention.
(3) Learn how your generosity expands prevention programs to delay the progression of kidney disease in Hawaiʻi.
(4) Connect with our extended 'ohana of kidney donors and recipients to hear personal stories that will inspire a collective conversation about the healthy future of our community.
Approximately 198,000 people in Hawaiʻi are at risk of chronic kidney disease at this very moment. One in five people in Hawaiʻi are affected by this disease and over 4,400 are on dialysis. Chronic kidney disease in Hawaiʻi is over 30% higher than the national average due to the diet (higher quantities of rice and high sodium foods) and genetic makeup. Asians, Polynesians, and Pacific Islanders are at a much higher risk for kidney disease than any other group.
For over 30 years, the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaiʻi has provided thousands of awareness, prevention, and treatment resources to the community with the help of generous partners that have joined together to empower our fight against chronic disease.
Questions? Please email Donations@kidneyhi.org.
Mahalo for your generous support!