(BIVN) – Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi students, teachers, staff and administrators donned pink and took part in the first-ever tri-campus Walk for Pauahi, “in honor of our founder Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop and her courageous battle with breast cancer,” school officials say.
Employees and alumni joined in the tribute at offices and resource centers statewide.
Kamehameha Schools also went “Pink for Pauahi” as a part of national Breast Cancer Awareness month to raise awareness about preventing breast cancer.
According to school officials, “Native Hawaiian women have the highest breast cancer mortality rate, according to the Native Hawaiian Cancer Network. Cancer in all its forms is the leading cause of death for Hawaiian women, and the second leading cause of death for Hawaiian men. Hawaiians also have the highest cancer mortality rates among the five major ethnic groups in Hawai‘i.”