HONOLULU (October 20, 2011) – Hospice Hawaii’s annual wine-tasting fundraising event, Na Hoa Malama, pays tribute to the memories of past patients who have made a significant impact on our community. These individuals will be inducted into Hospice Hawaii’s “Hall of Heroes” on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 12 at Waialae Country Club.

This year’s Hall of Heroes honorees are Curtis Lee, a sports car enthusiast and founder of Sports Car Club of America in Hawaii, and Walter Davis, a well-known Honolulu attorney and author of the courtroom drama, A Reasonable Person. 

In addition, Hospice Hawaii will honor four community supporters who exemplify its mission – to bring hope, reduce fears and impact lives:

·       University Health Alliance (UHA) – Healthcare Organization of the year

·       Dr. Jared Acoba – Healthcare Professional of the Year

·       Tesoro Hawaii – Community Supporter of the Year

·       Employees of Bank of Hawaii – Philanthropist of the Year

These community awardees have helped advance hospice care in Hawaii through their volunteerism, creativity and innovation.

This year’s fundraiser will also feature a wine tasting and themed dinner featuring fine wines from Spain. All proceeds from the will support Hospice Hawaii. For more information about Na Hoa Malama call 808-924-9255.

Hospice Hawaii was founded in 1979 to serve patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Hospice is a philosophy of care and approach, which emphasizes palliative and supportive services. Hospice Hawaii strives to meet the physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients by offering quality end of life care. For more information about Hospice Hawaii, visit www.hospicehawaii.org.

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