The Commonwealth Cancer Association board of directors president David B. Rosario expressed his gratitude to the many individuals, organizations, families, partners, and sponsors who helped make the 2012 Marianas March Against Cancer fundraiser a grand success.
For over a decade, the MMAC has been CCA's signature annual fundraising event. This year's event marks the 10th year of hard work, commitment, and teamwork of many dedicated volunteers that have made CCA's services and programs successful in our community. The event was held last April 27 and 28 at the Hopwood Junior High School.
The CCA board thanked and recognized the following:
-MMAC executive committee officers-Catherine Attao-Tovesm overall chairperson; Emmanuel P. Borja, overall vice chairperson; David B. Rosario and Dr. Jack Hardy (senior advisors); LaReina Camacho (team recruitment); Atdao Rosario, Dave Guerrero, accounting; Christopher A. Concepcion (public relations); Diana Benavente, Kim Concepcion-Pritchard, Jenypy Sambile, (luminary); Janine Nogis, Ricky Itibus (T-shirt); Gloriana Monkeya-Teuira (site/logistics) Luis John “L.J.” Castro (entertainment); Nora S. Sablan (survivors); Rachel Roque (sponsorship); Tatiana Olopai, Naomi Benjamin (MMAC shop); and Juan L. Babauta (CCA liaison).
-MMAC 10th Year Recipients-Admiral Herbert G. Hopwood Junior High School; Bank of Guam; DFS Saipan Limited; IP & E; IT&E; Joeten Charitable Foundation; Marianas Variety; Saipan's Mayor Office; Sorensen Media Saipan; Team Ahu; Team Bodig; Team PIC.
-Title sponsors-Bank of Guam; Delta Air Lines; DFS Galleria Saipan, Ltd.; IT&E; Joeten Charitable Foundation; KKMP; Take Care/FHP; Sorensen Media Saipan; St. Michael's Medical Response.
-Major sponsors-Triple J Saipan, Inc.; Docomo Pacific; Hyatt Regency Saipan; Images Saipan, Ltd.; Saipan Mayor's Office; Younis Art Studio; GPPC, Inc. IP&E; Mobil Oil; Saipan Apparel; Island Apparel.
Teams and captains-JCT Enterprises/Marianas High School (Frannie T. Demapan/Cherlyn Cabrera); 302nd QM det.1 (Jocelyn Songsong); Bodig (Jocelyn Guerrero/Bridgette Camacho); Ahu (Vivian Taitano); Team Ponape(Manny Pangelinan); Aschoscho(Nadia Saralu); Knights-Mount Carmel School(Billy Ocampo); #FREE DAVE (Robert Travilla); A.L.A.I.-Saipan Community School (Nina Rivera/Mr. Winkfield); IT&E-Saipan Southern High School(Shirley Dotts/Jean Ballesteros/Arisa Sakai); Marriage Encounter(Jaimie/JJ Laniyo); NMPASI Posse(Greg Borja); Pacific Islands Club(Evan Hunsberger); Take Care/FHP-Grace Christian Academy(Sarah Klockowski/Beth Ann Nunez/Diana Sablan); Tan Holdings-Kagman High School(Ed Arriola, Jr./Jay Sanchez); St. Jude Renal Care (Natalie Reyes/Selma Salas).
-CNMI government Supporters-Gov. Benigno R. Fitial; Delegate Gregorio C. Kilili Sablan.
-Senate President Paul A. Manglona; Saipan Mayor Donald P. Flores; Tinian Mayor Ray Dela Cruz; Congressman Joe Palacios; Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation; Commonwealth Utilities Corp.; Department of Public Safety, and other government agencies.
-Numerous other supporters and volunteers-All Cancer survivors; Hopwood Jr. High School staff; WSR Elementary School NJHS; WSR Elementary School Peer Mentoring Program; WSR Elementary School Student Council; Ledge Light Technology, Inc.; Rota Liaison Office; Proa Music Society; Breast & Cervical Cancer Outreach Volunteers; Dr. Jack Hardy-Senior Advisor; Dr. John Joyner; Juan Vicente E. Blanco; Elvira M. Mesgnon; Angel Demapan; Erbert Santiago; John Pialur; Marvin Deleon Guerrero; Maggie Naputi; Pua Hinano; Rodney Camacho; Allen Taitano; Eva Taitano; Jacinto Taman; Jemma Laura; Joanne Ogo; Kelvin Alexander; Keoni Saralu; Sumech San Nicolas; Trevor Ogumoro; Afetnas Regime
“All the services provided by the Commonwealth Cancer Association, such as the direct patients assistance, awareness, education and prevention programs are funded by the annual Marianas March Against Cancer,” said board president Rosario said. “The sea of support from our community and generous individuals who contribute their time and resources to MMAC, many of whom have willingly and graciously participated year after year have made our programs successful through out the years. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”