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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
Established in 1983,
Life Foundation is a
organization that is
dedicated to stopping
the spread of HIV and to
assisting people who are
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
assistance can call the
the cornerstone of our ﬁght GETTING TESTED FOR HIV
to prevent the spread of HIV
Life Foundation at
“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
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
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
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
THIS People Tested Number Of Prevention
DAN MOLNAR For HIV Active Clients Contacts Made
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
FOUNDATION as Life
By Our New
Clients Program Program
LIFE FOUNDATION SEEKS
This year, Life Foundation is applying for CARF
(Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation
Facilities) accreditation, which will help us meet ........
the many challenges we face in achieving quality
outcomes for HIV-positive clients while maintaining
a healthy bottom line and ensuring long-term
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
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.
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 email@example.com
organizations, which includes CARF International, CARF Canada, and CARF-CCAC.
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.
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
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
Brasserie Du Vin
Chai’s Island Bistro
Le Guignol Restaurant
Soul de Cuba Café
Staff from Chai’s Island Bistro during Oahu Dines.
Baci Bistro Diamond Head Market and Big City Diner - Ward
Boots and Kimo’s Grill The Wedding Café
Manoa: Oahu Dines 2008 was
The Wedding Café sponsored by Honolulu
12th Avenue Grill Magazine, Honolulu
JJ Bistro and French Pastry Weekly, Cox Radio,
Los Chaparros Mexican
Kapolei: Communications Paciﬁc,
Hapa Grill and Oceanic Time Warner
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
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:
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:
AIDS Walk is a great way
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
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
This year, Life Foundation hopes to raise more than $200,000. Teams remain an integral part of the
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
pick up a registration brochure at any Starbucks or Kaiser Permanente location. 808 Energy
Bank of Hawaii
NIGHT OF KINGS AND QUEENS COMING!
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
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@
........ Businesses & Organizations
DONOR A-1 Veterans Bicycles
Norman Home For Healing
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
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
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
Marguerite Kapanui Bob McClay Johan Ronningen Joy S. Torii ........
Wayne Karimoto John McComas & Heather Ross Ricardo D. Trimillos
Gabriele Kasper Christine Kobayashi Linda Rotness Stephen Tschudi
Dr. David B. McEwan
Mary Delores Rupard
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 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
Nolan Malone William Pulaski Tod-Casey Takeuchi that supports
the wellness and
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,
Mark Mastro Richard Reese & Jon Alvin Toda 2008; Honolulu AIDS
lives are affected
Keevan Matsumoto Darlene Reynon Ed Toma Walk donors not in-
Jack Morton Mattice Doug Rigg Hannah Tomita cluded.)
Terry Mauney Marcia Roberts-Deutsch Priscilla Tong
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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!
Turn to page 5 for more details......