Na Hoa Malama

With every new life, a new journey begins.  In 1979, a team of visionaries created Hospice Hawaii, so that the end of every journey would be just as beautiful as the beginning.

Over the past four decades, the devoted staff of Hospice Hawaii, along with our volunteers and community partners, has carried forward this vision of caring – helping tens of thousands of patients treat every moment as a moment worth living.

To celebrate Hospice Hawaii’s 40th Anniversary, please join us for The Voyage Together, a once-in-a-lifetime gala, honoring our partners, patients and community of care.

Like navigators of a voyaging canoe, our team helps people navigate out of the storm of uncertainty to calmer, brighter seas.  And so, inspired by our island heritage, Hospice Hawaii’s The Voyage Together 40th Anniversary gala takes as its theme the great achievement, art and beauty of traditional Hawaiian wayfinding – and brings it to life in an unforgettable evening of community and camaraderie.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Attire: Formal

View Photos & Videos of Last Year’s Na Hoa Malama

2019 Na Hoa Malama Sponsorship

Download the Table Sponsorship Form

Fill out your information, print and send to:
Hospice Hawaii
Attn: Na Hoa Malama
860 Iwilei Road
Honolulu, HI 96817

Sponsor Checklist

For more information, contact:
Jeannie Lum
Marketing & Development Manager
(808) 791-8075
nahoa@hospicehawaii.org

$15,000

  • Exclusive opportunity as title sponsor of Na Hoa Malama
  • VIP Check-in
  • VIP front row seating for a table of eight
  • Reserve selection of wine for each guest
  • Special acknowledgement & recognition during the event
  • Full-page ad placed in first page of the program book
  • Logo displayed prominently on all event materials (invitations, website, e-blasts, event program cover, newsletter, mahalo ad in Honolulu Star-Advertiser)
  • Dedicated social media post
  • Logo displayed on online bidding website
  • Special acknowledgement & recognition during the event
  • Recognition in media
  • Tableside auction check-out
  • Gift for each guest
  • Hosted valet

$10,000

  • VIP premium seating for a table of eight
  • Reserve selection of wine for each guest
  • Special acknowledgement & recognition during the event
  • Full-page ad in the program book
  • Company logo/name on all Na Hoa Malama communications: e-blasts, event program, newsletter, website, mahalo ad in Honolulu Star-Advertiser & displayed at the event
  • Dedicated social media post
  • Tableside auction check-out
  • Gift for each guest
  • Hosted valet

$5,000

  • Reserved seating for a table of eight
  • Premium selection of wine for each guest
  • Special acknowledgment & recognition during the event
  • half-page ad in the program book
  • Company logo/name on all Na Hoa Malama communications: e-blasts, event program, newsletter, website, mahalo ad in Honolulu Star-Advertiser & displayed at the event
  • Dedicated social media post
  • Gift for table host
  • Hosted valet

$3,000

  • Seating for a table of eight
  • Wine for each guest
  • Company logo/name on e-blasts, event program, newsletter, website, mahalo ad in Honolulu Star-Advertiser & displayed at the event
  • Hosted valet

2019 Hall of Heroes

Maka Almarza

Maka was a caring and outgoing teen who bravely survived his first bout with cancer at the young age of three. When the disease returned at age 14, he chose to live life fully and accomplish his goals: get a summer job, purchase a fishing pole, use his money to buy gifts for his family, go camping and visit with loved ones. Always concerned about others, Maka was a hero in his neighborhood, where everyone knew him as “Mr. Aloha”.

William “Bill” Paty, Jr.

William “Bill” Paty, Jr. was a lifelong guardian of Hawaii’s environment and a champion of Native Hawaiian rights. He served as D-day paratrooper, plantation manager, advisor to a governor and State Land Board Chairperson. Born and raised in Honolulu, he was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service in World War II. Mayor Kirk Caldwell has said that Paty “changed the course of island politics, which included advocating for Native Hawaiian rights, making Hawaiian an official language of the state and protecting our environment.”

Robert “Kona Bob” McDonald

Friends on the Big Island called him Kona Bob, where he spent half-a-lifetime growing some of the world’s best Kona coffee. Originally from upstate New York, Bob came to Kealakekua 40 years ago and purchased a plantation high on the mountain. When diagnosed with prostate cancer, he and his wife moved to Oahu for medical treatment but travelled back to his Hawaii Island farm regularly. A dedicated team from Hospice Hawaii ensured that Bob was comfortable, and the staff was like his extended family, providing care, friendship, and emotional support.

Community Awardees

Dr. Melvin Palalay

Healthcare Professional of the Year

Dr. Palalay, an oncologist based in Honolulu, Hawaii, is being honored for his groundbreaking work supporting patient choices regarding end-of-life care. The extent of his commitment was fully realized in the sensitive and caring way he has approached and assimilated Hawaii’s recently legislated, Our Care Our Choice Act. The lessons we learned in working with Dr. Palalay have evolved the way we look at, and approach, this issue.

Let Grace In

Community Supporter of the Year

Gabby Gouveia took the grief and pain of losing a child and transformed it into a force for love, healing and helping others. In 2015, Gabby’s five-year-old son Grayson was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, named Glioblastoma. His care plan eventually led him home with Hospice Hawaii and our pediatric team. Inspired by Grayson’s will to choose love against all odds, Gabby and her husband, Ka’eo, went on to start a non-profit organization called Let Grace In, in honor of him. Their events & retreats provide opportunities for families to acknowledge their pain and encourage them to work through the challenges grief has presented.

Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation

Philanthropist of the Year

Created in 1967 by Kauai native and Hawaii business leader Clarence T.C. Ching, the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation supports a broad range of charitable organizations in Hawaii. In 2018, the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation’s generous grant to Hospice Hawaii helped make possible, along with private contributions from many donors, the renovation of our main headquarters in Iwilei. Our new space boasts a bright, welcoming feel with an open floor plan and more room for collaboration. We also added a multipurpose room designed for education and community gatherings named “The Clarence T.C. Ching Multipurpose Room” in honor of this compassionate humanitarian and Clarence Ching’s legacy in Hawaii.

Oahu Healthcare Sector Partnership

Healthcare Organization of the Year

The Oahu Healthcare Sector Partnership, co-convened by the University of Hawaii System and the Chamber of Commerce Hawai’i since 2017, brings together leaders from Hawaii’s healthcare industry to collaborate on solving our state’s most pressing healthcare challenges. These include addressing the shortage in Hawaii’s healthcare workforce and helping to integrate Hawaii’s health systems to operate more efficiently through collaboration and better use of interprofessional, team-based care. These initiatives support Hospice Hawaii’s current and future mission objectives; ensuring patients have access to the right care at the right time and that Hawaii residents have opportunities to work in fulfilling health sector jobs.

Mahalo to Our Sponsors

Mahalo to Our Supporters

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