UH Cancer Center is grateful for support from non-profit known as CoolingCancer.org

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Margot Schrire, (808) 956-6774
Director of Communications, UH Foundation
Posted: Dec 17, 2015

Celebrating CoolingCancer's new naming signage on the UH Cancer Center Donor Recognition Wall.
Celebrating CoolingCancer's new naming signage on the UH Cancer Center Donor Recognition Wall.

The University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center recently celebrated CoolingCancer.org’s $45,000 gift raised with proceeds from a golf tournament that took place over the Labor Day weekend.

“Over the last three years, this energetic, determined group has donated a total of $100,000 to support cancer research at the UH Cancer Center,” said Jerris Hedges, interim UH Cancer Center director. “Their support is making a difference for our researchers who are working hard to find ways to prevent and cure cancer, a devastating diagnosis that affects so many in our community. We are most grateful.”

Said Andrew Santos, president of CoolingCancer.org, “In one year I watched my father and my co-worker’s mother die of cancer.  At the same time, another employee was fighting brain cancer while another’s wife in her early forties battled breast cancer. I realized that cancer was all around me and it was cutting short the lives of people I love. I had to do something.

“I chose to support the UH Cancer Center after learning that it is a world-class facility with outstanding researchers right here in Hawai‘i," Santos continued. "What better way to help than to raise money from Hawai‘i residents and companies and then keep it in Hawai‘i and support the local fight against cancer.”

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CoolingCancer.org is a non-profit organization established in October 2013 to raise money for cancer research and patients in Hawai‘i. It was created by Admor HVAC Products Inc., one of Hawai‘i's largest distributors of air conditioning equipment and accessories -- hence the "Cooling Cancer" name.

The UH Cancer Center has many dedicated funds for specific cancer-related research projects, such as those focusing on liver, breast, pancreatic and ovarian cancers.

If you have a specific area of interest you would like to support, please contact Elaine Evans at elaine.evans@UHFoundation.org or call (808) 692-0991. You can also make a gift at www.uhfoundation.org/givetocancercenter


The University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated center in Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Affiliated with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, the center is dedicated to eliminating cancer through research, education and improved patient care. Learn more at www.uhcancercenter.org. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UHCancerCenter. Follow us on Twitter @UHCancerCenter.

The University of Hawai‘i Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support the University of Hawai‘i System. The mission of the University of Hawai‘i Foundation is to unite donors’ passions with the University of Hawai‘i’s aspirations by raising philanthropic support and managing private investments to benefit UH, the people of Hawai‘i and our future generations. www.uhfoundation.org.

For more information, visit: http://www.uhfoundation.org