HONOLULU, HI | May 30, 2022
The American Lung Association in Hawaiʻi and the LUNG FORCE Women’s Cabinet honored four recipients of the 2022 Mother of the Year Awards today at the Kahala Hotel and Resort for serving as exceptional role models to their children, while excelling in their careers and philanthropic endeavors.
The four honorees for 2022 in Hawaiʻi are:
• Shelley Cramer, Vice President & General Manager, Saks Fifth Avenue
• Louise Ing, Partner, Dentons
• Shelee Kimura, President & CEO, Hawaiian Electric
• Emily Porter, Chief Operating Officer, MacNaughton
This year marks the American Lung Association’s third year for the award in Hawaiʻi. Each honoree has demonstrated exceptional balance of personal and professional lives and joins a sisterhood of women and mothers honored through this award. This year’s event is presented by Hawaiian Electric and HEI, two of the American Lung Association’s premier local supporters.
”Right now, the institutions of motherhood and family are facing enormous challenges during the largest lung pandemic of our time. We are so proud to recognize women who have lived their lives with such a magnificent balance,” said Julie Meier, a 2021 Outstanding Mother Awards Honoree and Chair of this year's event. “Their accomplishments as mothers, businesswomen, mentors and leaders are valued by their family, but also by our community, and we need to celebrate that.”
All proceeds from the event support the American Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The organization serves the nearly 37 million Americans living with lung disease and works to ensure healthy air for all.
“We are fortunate that we were able to honor these women today, who are some of our strongest community leaders,” said Pedro Haro, Executive Director of the American Lung Association in Hawaii. “The women that the Lung Association recognized are well known in our community not only for their business acumen, but their extraordinary work in the community as well. It’s important that we also recognize the commitment they have had to their ‘ohana. These important awards are unique to this this event, there is nothing quite like this event in Hawai'i.”
The LUNG FORCE Women’s Cabinet helps the American Lung Association in Hawai‘i raise funds and awareness about lung disease in women and their families. The Outstanding Mother Awards is one of a number of efforts the Lung Association presents to bring further awareness of and understanding that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of women in Hawai‘i. For more information about the awards visit http://action.lung.org/OMA-Hawaii.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.
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