Monday, April 4, 2011

Moana Saves is Doing the Relay for Life!

The cool thing about this blog is that not only can we reach out to readers and let you know exactly how we feel about, oh, everything, but we can also highlight causes that are near and dear to us.  

We are raising funds in April and May for Relay for Life on behalf of Laie's Angels, a relay team that includes Lillie, the daughter of one of the Moana Saves bloggers, Kristen.  Not only are Lillie and Sisilia (her team partner) members of the Laie's Angels relay team, they are both survivors of childhood cancers.  For all of these reasons and more, we are raising awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society on behalf of the Laie's Angels Relay for Life team.

I am borrowing liberally from Kristen's post on her food blog, A Little Food Fetish, to tell you a little more about these special girls on the Laie's Angels Relay Team:

"Lillie (6) was born with cancer.
Optic Gliomas, tumors woven in with the nerves of her eyes.
She's blind in her right, and has full vision in her left (blessings counted).
Lil has always been a trooper and I'm grateful to be her mom every day.
She kicks my butt at Braille on a regular basis.
She's learning it, just in case.
Lillie has been a registered survivor at Relay For Life for the last few years.
She met Sisilia (8), a year ago at a Relay event.
Sisilia has Acute Lymphblastic Leukemia.
She was diagnosed right before her 5th birthday.
These two little soldiers in little girls' bodies have decided to team up
and form a Relay For Life team called Laie's Angels.
The team is a tribute to all kids who have fought or are fighting childhood cancers.

Together with and our special donors, we are hosting an online auction!
100% of proceeds go to Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society.
Please check it out!
You can also make a donation using the paypal button in the sidebar.
Any and all donations no matter how big or small are counted as huge blessings!
Thank you in advance for supporting Lillie and Sisilia.
These little ladies are my heroes.
Someday we WILL find a cure for cancer.
I'm counting on it.
and so are they."

As residents of Hawai'i, we are not allowed to raffle off donated products to raise money for Laie's Angels.  Instead, with all of the gracious donations from sponsors, we are raising money for our Relay for Life team via Ebay Auctions HERE.  Of course, if you'd like to donate to the Laie's Angels Relay team, you can do so at their page HERE (the page says the minimum donation is $10 but it can take a donation less than $10--we've tried it).  Or you can donate to the Paypal account (link in the side bar) that Moana Saves is using for the Ebay auctions where 100% of the proceeds will go to Team Laie's Angels.  Help us support Lillie and Silsilia!

A fabulous local photographer, Mark Holladay Lee, did a shoot with Lillie and Silsilia and put together a slide show of them.  Check out the adorable-ness of these girls.  They don't seem like warriors but they are.  In the war against cancer.  Help us help them to win.

Team Laie's Angels from Mark Lee on Vimeo.


  1. Good for you for doing this! My aunt also does this every year in Canada.

  2. Thank you for sharing and what you are doing. This story breaks my heart and reminds me of just how lucky I am to have 3 healthy angels. I will do a donation. :)

  3. Hi Mona,
    Your doing such a great thing here.. Keep up the good work :)

  4. I can remember doing this when I was in high school!
    What a sad story :(


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