When youʻve been the head of a campus as big as UH Mānoa, not to mention a scientist yourself, you know all about those “all nighters” students pull to study before a big exam. UHM Chancellor Emeritis Virginia Hinshaw, Professor of Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Pharmacology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, is actually encouraging everyone to pull one more all nighter–this time for a cause bigger than each of us.
“This is truly a race to save lives,” said Dr. Hinshaw. “All of us are impacted by cancer. One in every three people is diagnosed with this disease – family, colleagues, neighbors, ourselves – we all have compelling reasons to join in the fight. So, please, let’s work together to win this race. The Relay for Life is a great step in the right direction to end cancer!”
As a cancer survivor herself, Dr. Hinshaw will be among those taking the first lap. “The “Survivors and Thrivers,” along with cancer caregivers, traditionally walk the first lap to great applause,” said Hinshaw.
The entry form and a way for donors to support the cause even if they cannot attend can be found on-line at RELAY FOR LIFE.