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S P R I N G 2 0 0 8 T H E Q U A R T E R L Y N E W S L E T T E R O F L I F E F O U N D A T I O N THE KEY ........ TO Established in 1983, Life Foundation is a non-proﬁt tax-exempt THE organization that is dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV and to assisting people who are FIGHT living with HIV and AIDS. TESTING THE CORNERSTONE TO STOPPING AIDS Life Foundation’s free and Anyone seeking HIV IN HIS OWN WORDS: anonymous HIV testing is information or assistance can call the the cornerstone of our ﬁght GETTING TESTED FOR HIV to prevent the spread of HIV Life Foundation at in Hawai‘i. “I recently came in twice for HIV testing while I was 808-521-AIDS back visiting the islands. I walked into your location (521-2437). All services Since staring the rapid are free and absolutely HIV testing program in extremely nervous, as taking an HIV test will make conﬁdential. September of 2007, Life someone that way. Foundation has administered Life Foundation nearly 1,000 HIV tests to the As soon as I entered, I was greeted with a smile. 677 Ala Moana Blvd. public. The service was quick, and I was seen by two help- Suite 226 With rapid testing, our ful counselors, Mia and Keli’i. They made the 20 Honolulu, HI 96813 HIV prevention specialists minute waiting time much easier to deal with by (808) 521-2437 can give the results in less www.lifefoundation.org just talking story with me. It really helped me relax. than 20 minutes. Results for email@example.com older methods of HIV testing They also did a very good job educating me on HIV took one to two weeks, and risk and prevention.” because of this wait, nearly - Anonymous 20 percent of the people Life Foundation tested did not Testing is available Monday return to get their results. In addition to providing through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m at SO FAR IN 2008, LIFE our ofﬁce, or make an appointment testing in our ofﬁce, Life after hours by calling 521-AIDS. Foundation’s prevention FOUNDATION HAS team goes out into the public Pictured: Keli‘i Abordo, HIV ADMINISTERED MORE to offer remote testing at prevention specialist, at Papakolea THAN 400 HIV public parks, beaches, bars, Community Park where he does TESTS. and clubs. outreach and remote HIV testing. . . . . . . . . A MESSAGE FROM 2007-08 OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTOR DIRECTORS Aloha, velopment as- President sistance to the HARRY BYERLY As I write this, I am think- Clint Spencer Vice President ing of two things that happened Clinic at BRUCE SHIRAMIZU yesterday. I turned 58 years old Leahi Hospital Hawai‘i AIDS Clinical and I submitted a federal grant and the Life Research Program in partnership with the Clint Foundation. Spencer Clinic. The clinic, 2nd Vice President MICHAEL GARCIA The ﬁrst item, while a per- which cur- Oceanic Time Warner sonal milestone, caused me to rently serves think of HIV positive people about 120 HIV Treasurer I have met over the years and patients, is a TRACY WOO their struggles to survive. In the largely vol- Secretary early years of the Life Founda- unteer effort RON CANNERELLA tion, most clients did not live to of the Hawaii Department of Land see 40. The quilt panels of those AIDS Clini- & Natural Resources days, like the Viet Nam Wall, are cal Research tive relationship between Life Members largely the stories of young men Program. Foundation and the Spencer NATALIE ACZON who left us too soon. For the past four years, a Life Clinic in the future as many of Starbucks Coffee In recent years, as I begin to Foundation case manager has the pioneering AIDS doctors in perceive 60 as a distinct possi- visited the clinic at least twice a Hawaii begin to retire. I’ll tell LEHUA BONGO bility rather than a scary abyss, month to meet with people who you more as this develops. Juvenile Detention Center I found myself sending 50th and are there for medical care. In the meantime, Happy CLIFFORD CHANG 60th birthday greetings to Life The case manager helps Birthday to the three clients Paciﬁc Islands Foundation clients. Can 70 be these clients with non-medical who will turn 40 before the next Primary Care Association far behind? issues that would tend to have issue of Lifelines, and to the one FERNANDO DE HOYOS Hawaii has one of the oldest an impact on their healthcare, who turns 50, the two who will Volunteer & Community populations of people living things like public and private Representative pass the 60 mark and, speak- with AIDS and I guess we health insurance and the ability ing of 70, Happy Birthday to BABETTE GALANG would like to keep it that way to acquire the lifesaving AIDS our client who crosses that line Papa Ola Lokahi by helping people survive as medications. before the end of June. BALRAM GANGARAM, MD long as possible and by keeping The grant funds will help us Pediatrician younger people from joining the evaluate and improve the medi- TRAVIS N. GRAY group. cal and social services delivered University of Hawai‘i The federal grant, if success- at the clinic and will result in a Paul Groesbeck Foundation ful, will provide capacity de- more formalized and produc- Executive Director DAVID JOHN, MD 422 661 5,609 The Queen’s Medical Center JIM JENNINGS THIS People Tested Number Of Prevention QUARTER Communications-Paciﬁc DAN MOLNAR For HIV Active Clients Contacts Made By Life 20 26 AssistGuide, Inc. Foundation 2 ROBZ YAMANE STATS FROM HIV-Positive Number Of Cox Radio Hawaii THIS QUARTER People Meals Served 14 ALAN YUE AT LIFE Registered Through Life Clients Served PreNetSys, Inc. FOUNDATION as Life Foundation Foundation’s Hot Meals By Our New Mental Health Clients Program Program LIFE FOUNDATION SEEKS CARF ACCREDIATION This year, Life Foundation is applying for CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation, which will help us meet ........ Party the many challenges we face in achieving quality outcomes for HIV-positive clients while maintaining a healthy bottom line and ensuring long-term organizational survival. With A CARF accrediation will give Life Foundation Purpose a seal of approval that shows our services and organizational structure are the best they can be. ... make your next event a Party Other CARF accredited organizations in Hawaii With A Purpose by making include the Salvation Army and Easter Seals. your birthday, anniversary or What is accreditation? barbecue a fundraiser for Life Once an organization is CARF-accredited, it Foundation! Making a differ- means it has passed an in-depth review. Further, it ence in the ﬁghts against HIV in indicates that the organization has met rigorous CARF guidelines for service and quality -- a qualiﬁed Hawaii & the Paciﬁc couldn’t endorsement that conforms to nationally and internationally recognized service standards and is focused get any easier! Contact Don on delivering the most favorable results for clients. Bentz at (808) 521-2437, ext. Why choose CARF? 238, or dbentz@lifefoundation. Because accreditation is a seal of approval announcing to clients that an organization provides org for details! services focused on their unique needs. It is a sign of assurance to third-party payors and governmental regulators that internationally recognized standards have been met. Moreover, it is a tool for quality improvement. The value of accreditation is more than a certiﬁcate hanging on the wall. It is evidence that an organization strives to improve efﬁciency, ﬁscal health, and service delivery -- creating a foundation for consumer satisfaction. ........ The human service ﬁeld, including all stakeholders, develops the standards that are applied on CARF and CARF-CCAC surveys. The standards represent current and future thinking about quality. Organizations that have participated in an accreditation survey demonstrate: LifeLines is the quarterly • A higher degree of internal quality newsletter of Life • Greater involvement of persons served in their services Foundation. • Increased cohesion among staff members at all levels within the organization Comments and questions • Enhanced status of the surveyed services within the community can be sent to: When an organization is accredited, the public can be assured that it is committed to continually improving the quality of services and your organization’s focus is on service outcomes and customer Life Foundation feedback and satisfaction. Melanie Moore 677 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 226 What is CARF? Honolulu, HI 96813 Founded in 1966, CARF is an international, independent, nonproﬁt accreditor of human service 808-521-2437 ext. 252 providers and networks. Accreditation services are provided throughout the CARF family of firstname.lastname@example.org organizations, which includes CARF International, CARF Canada, and CARF-CCAC. 3 What is CARF’s mission? CARF’s mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of persons served. Life Foundation is excited about this new step to ensure our services are the best they can be. We will update you in a future newsletter about the process and our accrediation. ........ HELP THE MEALS PROGRAM! Life Foundation is proud to provide meals twice a week to clients - lunch on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. and dinners on Fridays From left: Life Foundation founder Jack Law; Life Foundation founder Dr. David McEwan; and Life at 6:30 p.m. These meals Foundation Executive Director, Paul Groesbeck. provide a chance for clients to socialize, get a good meal, and learn RECOGNIZING 15 YEARS OF LEADERSHIP about all the resources Mahalo to everyone who made Paul’s 15th anniversary celebration a success! On January 19th, Life Life Foundation provides. Foundation honored its executive director, Paul Groesbeck, for his 15 years of service. The event was Life Foundation is hosted by Life Foundation founders, Jack Law and Dr. David McEwan. currently in need of More than 200 people attended the event, recognizing Paul’s achievement and raising funds to sup- volunteers to help make port Life Foundation’s ongoing ﬁght against AIDS. this great program continue. OAHU DINED! Make a difference A big thanks to our restaurants by volunteering as a who participated in Oahu Dines on server today! To sign February 27th! Please patron these up, call Laarni at 521- restaurants throughout the year 2437 or email lﬂores@ to thank them for supporting Life lifefoundation.org. Foundation. Downtown Honolulu: Brasserie Du Vin Chai’s Island Bistro Le Guignol Restaurant Soul de Cuba Café Staff from Chai’s Island Bistro during Oahu Dines. Kailua: Baci Bistro Diamond Head Market and Big City Diner - Ward Boots and Kimo’s Grill The Wedding Café India Café 4 Cinnamon’s Restaurant Manoa: Oahu Dines 2008 was Kaimuki: The Wedding Café sponsored by Honolulu 12th Avenue Grill Magazine, Honolulu University Area: JJ Bistro and French Pastry Weekly, Cox Radio, Los Chaparros Mexican Kapolei: Communications Paciﬁc, Restaurant Hapa Grill and Oceanic Time Warner Spices Kapahulu: Ward: Cable. Dee Thai Restaurant Ben and Jerry’s HONOLULU AIDS WALK IS HERE! The 17th annual Honolulu AIDS Walk is scheduled for Sunday, April 20th. The Walk is an easy 5k around Kapiolani Park. ........ Registration starts at 8:00 a.m., and the Walk starts Mahalo at 9:00 a.m., followed by to our entertainment, a health Sponsors! fair, and free coffee from Starbucks. A big mahalo to the sponsors In its 17th year, the of the 2008 Honolulu AIDS Honolulu AIDS Walk Walk! remains the largest AIDS public awareness event Platinum Sponsors: Big Dogs in Hawaii. Walkers ask Oceanic Time Warner Cable friends and family to Starbucks Coffee support their participation, The Walking Company raising funds for Life Foundation. The Honolulu Gold Sponsors: Cable Positive AIDS Walk is a great way Hot 93.9 for the community to show Island 98.5 their support for people Kaiser Permanente living with HIV and AIDS Nordstrom in Hawaii, as well as raise Star 101.98 valuable public awareness Silver Sponsors: about the importance of City and County of Honolulu HIV testing. Hawaii Tourism Authority Last year, the Honolulu Hawaiian Waters AIDS Walk raised more Adventure Park than $175,000 to support Life Foundation’s services, drawing more than 2,000 walkers and volunteers. The Honolulu Advertiser Vacation Internationale This year, Life Foundation hopes to raise more than $200,000. Teams remain an integral part of the Vacations Hawaii Walk’s success. Participants can form teams with friends or co-workers, and create a team webpage to promote their fundraising efforts. Teams registered for the 2008 Honolulu AIDS Walk include Bronze Sponsors: Starbucks, UH School of Social Work, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Friends, U.S. Army Boehringer Ingelheim Recruiting, and MAC Cosmetics. Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand Individual and team walkers can register online at www.honoluluaidswalk.org, call 521-AIDS, or Copper Sponsors: pick up a registration brochure at any Starbucks or Kaiser Permanente location. 808 Energy Aloha Care www.honoluluaidswalk.org l Argosy University Bank of Hawaii NIGHT OF KINGS AND QUEENS COMING! Procare Pharmacy Safeway The gay/straight student clubs at Hawaii Paciﬁc University, Chaminade University, and University of Hawaii Manoa are holding an event to spread awareness about the GLBT community and to 5 beneﬁt local organizations, including the Life Foundation. The event is called “Night of Kings and Queens” and will include a belly-dancing show by the Shakti Dance Movement, a performance by SINdustry, a DJ, and rafﬂe prizes! Food is provided by Big City Diner. The event is to be held at the Hawaiian Hut next to the Ala Moana Hotel on April 25, 2008, Friday, from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. The tickets are $5 presale and $10 at the door. 18 and over, 21 to drink. Tickets and more information are available at www.myspace.com/hnlknq and or email nkqtickts@ gmail.com. MAHALO... ........ Businesses & Organizations DONOR A-1 Veterans Bicycles A.H. Builders Design Asylum GoodSearch Norman Home For Healing Odyssey Magazine PROFILE Ala Wai Watermark Development GUAHAN Project Paciﬁc Bar Associates, LTD Group Hawaii AIDS Education & Train- Pﬁzer, Inc. Aloha Care ing Center Punahou School Aloha United Way Hawaii State Department of Health Region IX Ofﬁce of Women’s Altres, Inc. Honolulu Theatre Center Health Asian & Paciﬁc Islander American Janra Enterprises Servco Foundation Health Forum Kapolei High School Tenet Healthcare Foundation Asian & Paciﬁc Islander Wellness Kumu Kahua Theatre The Imperial Court of Hawaii Center Lifestyle Maui Tibotec Therapies Association For LGBT Issues In Macy’s West United Way Cam- U.S. Centers For Disease Control Counseling paign & Prevention Boehringer Ingelheim Ministries Foundation U.S. Ofﬁce of Minority Health City & County of Honolulu Manoa Valley Theatre United Airlines Employee Giving Claiborne Foundation National Alliance of State & Ter- Account Clear Channel Radio ritories AIDS Directors Watanabe Florist Natalie Cox Radio Hawaii Nordstrom Xerox Aczon Years Of Individuals Support: 12 Gregory Abbey Leonard Carman Kunane Dreier William Haning, III & Why: Natalie Aczon Stephanie Castillo Bill Duval Libby Char “I have supported Life Jean Adair-Leland Kanoe Cazimero Mitch Eddings Jean Hankin Foundation all these Wanda A. Adams Robert Cazimero Jeffery Eldredge Joyce Harbottle years because of the Leslie Ah Sam Kyle Chang Kevin Esona Jean Harling work they do in AIDS Richard Alhambra Nani Chang Timothy Falls Scott S. Hashimoto awareness and the Shelly & Jesse Andrews Chai Chaowasaree William Feltz Ralph Heidenreich Anonymous (17) Helen Chaves Charles Ferrell (In Virginia Henderson support they give to Andrea Armitage Mario Chavez memory of Vincent Lyle Herman, Psy.D. people living with Catherine Au Hoy Melissa Chee Souhichek) Eduardo Hernandez AIDS, here in Hawaii. Ernie & Alison Baclig Alexander Cheng Cynthia M. Fisher Thomas L. Hilgers Through my 12 years Wade Bahn & Monoiki Geri Ching Dr. Jennifer Frank Paula Honda with Life Foundation, Ah Nee Stephen Chock Marvin Fukuchi James A. Hortelano the face of AIDS Janet Bailey-Yoshino Carol T. Chun Lei Fukuhara Elizabeth House has changed, from a Barry Baker Lawrence Conley Carol Fukunaga Barry Huebert disease with a death Warren Banao William F. Connolly David K. Furtado Dr. Robert Huey sentence to one of Dr. Thomas Barlow Paul & Betty Cool Babette Galang Harry & Nina E. ‘living and LIFE’. Richard Barton Carl Cordes Balram Gangaram & Huntington Brooks Bays Eugenio Corpuz Marcus Gannan Bernice Hwang I’ve lost my brother Matt Bedard Paul Cravath Michael Garcia Steven K. Idemoto and a number friends Donald L. Bentz Richard Criley Robert Gardiner Doris Inafuku to this disease and Carl & Margaret Berger Sharleen Cruz-Perez Victor Geminiani India Cafe feel that there is Leah Bernstein Richard & Myrna Cundy Shinye & Pauline Gima Kelly Irvine a lot more work Mike Bredenbeck Pamela Cunningham Harvey Gochros Gary James we need to do, The Rev. John Breinich Eleanora Dalton Dr. Cyril K. Goshima & Kate Janczyk especially in the work Tim Brown Dwight H Damon Barry Baker James Jensen of awareness and Matt & Kristen Brummel Felicia Davis Scott Gossett & Randy Dr. David John knowledge. Because Jon Bryant Jeffrey Davis Moorman Kandice L. Johns there are still Arlene Buchholz Fernando De Hoyos Paul Gracie Susan Johnson pockets of people Manuel Buenconsejo Malia De Ramos John Granville Susan Johnston out there that think Kathleen & Vernon C. Charles Degala Travis N. Gray & Jon Freddie Jordan that the disease is 6 Bunch Ramon Del Barrio Orque Mark Kadota over….and it is not…. Mark & Margaret Gaylord Dela Cruz Carsie Green Jamie Kahale and that there are Burgessporter Geraldine Dela Pena Christopher Gregory The Rev. Abraham Kahu people living healthy Billy Butchkavitz John Desjardins Paul S. Groesbeck Akaka and productive Harry Byerly Kevin A. DeVera Margaret & Tom Gulick Yasuto Kaihara lives with it and Life Thomas & Patricia Weena & Gary Dietzman Ottina Haight Beverly Kaku Foundation is there Cabrinha Xuan-Lan Doan Dawn Hall Lori E. Kamemoto, MD, to help.” James Cairl Frederick A. Dodge Staci Hanashiro MPH Individuals, con’t... Marguerite Kapanui Bob McClay Johan Ronningen Joy S. Torii ........ DONOR Wayne Karimoto John McComas & Heather Ross Ricardo D. Trimillos Gabriele Kasper Christine Kobayashi Linda Rotness Stephen Tschudi Hisayo Katsumoto Stacy Kawamura Dr. David B. McEwan Joseph McIlhone Michael Rubin Mary Delores Rupard Marian Tsukayama Pamela Tsuru PROFILE Donavan Kealoha Keith McMillan Genie & Bill Sakaguchi Steven S. Tupper Gardner Kealoha Janice Meeker Martha G. Samson Elizabeth Turner Deborah Mary K. Kelsey Eric Mehmen Max N. Sandoval Roland Turner Nancy S. Kern Kenneth & Judith Rocco Sansone Richard Valasquez Rick & Jesse Kiakona Mehmen (In honor of Charles W. Santiago, Jr. Dionicio Valenzuela Brian Kim Eric Mehmen) Ray Sasaki Kody VanBuskirk Kenneth and Mabel Kim Peter Meredith Christophe Sawai Catherine Malia Faye Kimura Guy Merola & Mark Richard Schmidt Vandervoot Milton Kimura Wong Sylvia Schmidt Jerry Vogler (In memory Nathaniel Kinney Daniel Sung Hoy Mew Tom Schnell of Ted) Mari Kishimoto Kerry Mews Albert J Schutz Johnny Wandasan Dr. Charles Kiyooka & Stanton Michels Barry & Renee Shain The Waring/Ouellette Phatchara Ulomsin Roger Mies David Shaw & Dr. Family Kelly Knowles Fred Mikawa Thomas Kane Sean Watabayashi Sanford Komatsu Gregory Mills & Thomas C. Sheeran & Edward Watson & Paul Cynthia Kubas Yoshinori Otani Michael Cheang Garcia Cynthia Kulin Craig Mishina Helene Shenkus Jenifer Weaver Donald Kyles Patricia Miyake Kristin Shigemura Eldon L. Wegner Carolyn Summer J. La Croix Shelley Miyasato Jodi Shimabukuro Rike Weiss Quan Kitty Lagaretta Daniel A. Molnar Arlene Shiraishi Paul Wermager The Quan Yara Lamadrid-Rose Melanie Moore Dr. Carlton A. Shiraki John Whalen Gallery Joyce Laport Roy Morita Dr. Bruce Shiramizu Jill Wheatman Arnold V. Latti Ann Moriyasu Gloria Shishido Burton White Years Of Benita D. Lau Michael & Carol Mork Laura & Steven Short (In Peter Whiticar Support: 1 Rocco Laudadio Donald Munro memory of Chuck) Charles Whitten Why: Renee Lavallee Lane Muraoka Peter Silva Heather Williams Giving back has Jack Law William C. Musisk, II Katja Silvervaa & Keoni Williams always been an Baron B. Lee Raegene T. Nakamura Princeton Gapas Mark Wilson important aspect Bryon Lee Denise Nakano Jerry Simmons Gary Wiseman & Earl in my life. I have Michael Lee Robert Nathanson Gwen E. Sinclair Walker been blessed Miki Lee Gregory E. Northrop Gordon Smith Wendell Wo with a gift of John Venizelos Levas Dean Nushida Aruturo Solis Pamela Wolfe creativity and Alan Levy Alayne Ohta Bronwen Solyom Howard Wong by giving of that Mark Lierman Kevin Okada Adm. Poha Jerry P. G. Wong gift and sharing Manolo & Susan Lizaso Wayne & Carolyn Sonoda-Burgess Tracy Timothy Woo it with others, I Micheleann Lospol Okunaga David Squeri Annie Worth feel that I am truly The Rev. Julie Love (In Marty Oliphant Laura L. Staley Pleonpit Wuttayagon fulfilling my life’s memory of Kirk Rep. Blake K. Oshiro Scott Staub Robz Yamane purpose. Cashmere) Russell Pang Daniel Stumpf Lee Yarbrough Charles Lyden Stacie Pascual Travis Sutton Corinne Yazawa The community The Rev. Scott Mac- Fred Pattachia Tom Swedenburg Mark Yee has been very Gowan Trudy Pedro Christopher Sy Tami Yorimoto supportive of me Bob Madison Pamela Peterson Andrew Tabar Melven Yoshimoto Stephen Magan Dr. Francis Pien Fred & Lisa Tadda Charlene Young as an artist and Jeanette Magoon Theodore Plaister Mario Tadeo Alan Yue of my work and Susan Mah Wilfred D. Posten, Sr. Karen Taira Debra H. Yuen it is my heartfelt Diedre T. Maika Catherina Pudwill Dane K. Takanishi Leighton Yuen & Brian desire to support Malama Pono Jesus Puerto Tanna Takekawa Dang White a foundation Nolan Malone William Pulaski Tod-Casey Takeuchi that supports Joseph Zaremba the wellness and 7 Taryn M. Manoi Shannon Putnam Jim & Linda Tam Deb Zeller Ann Marten Carolyn Quan Alan Tamai health of this Watters Martin & Robert Rainey Jan M. Tamura community and (Donations between Dec. Christina Hassell Tom Ramsey & Zen Steven & Amy Tatik 24, 2007 and April 1, others whose Mark Mastro Richard Reese & Jon Alvin Toda 2008; Honolulu AIDS lives are affected Keevan Matsumoto Darlene Reynon Ed Toma Walk donors not in- by AIDS/HIV. Jack Morton Mattice Doug Rigg Hannah Tomita cluded.) Terry Mauney Marcia Roberts-Deutsch Priscilla Tong NONPROFIT U.S. POSTAGE PAID ........ HONOLULU, HI PERMIT NO 966 677 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 226 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Phone: 808-521-2437 Fax: 808-521-1279 www.lifefoundation.org RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED Join us for the 17th annual HONOLULU AIDS WALK Sunday, April 20, 2008 Kapiolani Park Bandstand Registration: 8 a.m. , walk starts: 9 a.m. Great prizes and entertainment! www.honoluluaidswalk.org Turn to page 5 for more details......
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