Kahanamoku Legacy by Emme Tomimbang

This year’s Malama Palama honoree, Emme Tomimbang has produced a TV special: “Kahanamoku: A Legacy of Healing.” The show will air on MondayAug. 24th  on KGMB at 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. The show tells the story of not only inspirational Kahanamoku scholars from the John A. Burns School of Medicine, but also Nadine Kahanamoku, the widow of legendary surfer and Olympic gold medalist Duke Kahanamoku.

Upon her death in 1997, Nadine Kahanamoku donated their entire estate to the John A. Burns School of Medicine to be used for scholarships awarded to medical students of Hawaiian ancestry. Since then, there have been over 80 Kahanamoku Scholars, each with his or her own story; each, in his or her own way, perpetuating the Kahanamoku legacy of healing. For more information, please click here.

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