Students Serve Breast Cancer Survivors

Student volunteers posed for group pictures after breaking down equipment at the Susan G. Komen race for a cure.

Student volunteers posed for group pictures after breaking down equipment at the Susan G. Komen race for a cure.

Hamilton Keola, Staff Reporter

A few juniors from the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama KEY Club and National Honors Society volunteered at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Meeting up at 6 a.m. in Kapiolani park, students worked in the survivor’s tent greeting 5k finishers with ribbon leis and healthy snacks until 9 a.m.  Students were also able to speak with survivors hearing their personal stories while being educated about breast cancer.

“I really enjoyed getting to see all of the survivor’s supporters there alongside them, and seeing so many of them surprised and happy that they were being honored in their own special tent,” said Chara Kekona 11.

Overall, the students thought this was a great experience and they’ll definitely be looking forward to helping again next year.