Update: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


Today I made my matching donation to Susan G. Komen Hawaii’s Race for the Cure. Thanks to family and friends who donated a total of $175 towards this worthy cause. With my matching donation of $175, we raised $350!! Mahalo to Jerry R, Shelley O, David E, Janet S, Joyce Y, Tom M, and Lori M for your generosity and support!

Here is a link to my personal page:


Original Post:

I am finally ready to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure for the very first time. Seven years after completing active treatment for breast cancer, I am looking forward to celebrating life with my sister-survivors. Believe me, it’s been a long journey to get to this point.

I humbly ask for your support to help me reach my goal of raising $200 (increased from $125) for Susan G. Komen Hawaii. Seventy-five percent of the money raised will remain here in the islands. In addition, I will match each donation (up to $200 total) from the proceeds of my book “If I Fall Apart.” That’s $400 to help find a cure for cancer, but I can’t do it without your help. If 20 people donate just $10 (tax-deductible!), I will exceed my goal!

Please check out my participant page as you consider making a donation to support this great cause: http://hawaii.info-komen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/HNL_HawaiiAffiliate?px=19131361&pg=personal&fr_id=4365

If you prefer not to make a donation online, please contact me at whiteginger11@gmail.com.

Mahalo for your kind consideration!


P.S. – Many thanks to those who already donated to the cause!

Donation to The Queen’s Medical Center

As promised, a portion of the proceeds from IF I FALL APART is donated to fighting cancer. Today, Whiteginger Press donated $200 in unrestricted funds to The Queen’s Medical Center.

Many thanks to Queen’s for the excellent care I received during my diagnosis, treatment and recovery from Stage IIB breast cancer. Thanks also to Sharlene Tsuda and Laura Yamamoto for taking time from their busy day for this photo op.

Karen with Sharlene Tsuda, VP Community Development for The Queen's Medical Center.

Karen with Sharlene Tsuda, VP Community Development for The Queen’s Medical Center.