The Make-A-Wish Foundation Guam Chapter presented a certificate of appreciation to the Hit Radio 100 air staff for their contribution of $1 700. The donation came from the proceeds of the Rick and Ronnie Un-Invitational Tournament held April 1 at the Guam International Country Club.

The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands donated $3 000 to the Micronesian Games at the association’s general membership meeting at the Marianas Resort & Spa Saipan on May 19. HANMI raised the money for the donation during the annual HANMI Charity Golf Tournament held in April.

The Pacific International Foundation presented a check for $250 to the Guam Diabetes Association on March 13. This was the fourth consecutive year that the foundation has donated to the association.

Moylan’s Insurance donated a check to the Filipino Community of Guam for its Philippine Independence Celebration. Moylan’s is a silver sponsor of the event. Established 54 years ago the FCG consists of more than 70 Filipino organizations.

Continental Micronesia and the Ayuda Foundation launched the OnePass Wings for Life program on May 18. The program will be administered by the foundation. It is dedicated to assisting medical patients who demonstrate financial need requiring medical care off-island. The program allows anyone to donate their miles without any cost to the charity account directly through Continent Web site.

From May 19 through 20 the Fiesta Resort Guam held a fundraiser at the World Café to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. 15% of the proceeds from walk-ins and 20% with advanced reservations before 12 p.m. benefited the relay.

The Palau Pacific Resort presented a check for $1 500 and shirts to the Palau Tennis Federation on May 29. The resort is the main sponsor for the national tennis team which will be competing in the Micronesian Games in Saipan from June 23 to July 2. The national tennis team is comprised of seven players four men and three women.

Hideo “Joe” Morita one of the world’s premier environmental advocates presented 150 copies of the book Collapse “How Societies Choose to Fall or Succeed” to the Palau Conservation Society. The book gives an in-depth look at major environmental catastrophes that have happened in the past and how today’s societies might work toward and environmentally sound future.

Bank of Guam on March 15 made a three-year commitment to sponsor the Women in Business Program and the Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center’s Microcredit Institute at the University of Guam. The bank’s commitment consists of providing mentoring community outreach and an awareness campaign through its branch network loan officers and marketing staff.

The Marianas March Against Cancer (MMAC) held on May 13 raised more than $92 000. That was the most raised since the event was first held in 2003. The proceeds of the event will fund the establishment of the NMI Cancer Registry. This was the fourth annual MMAC. Fourteen teams participated in the event.

Gov. Felix P. Camacho first lady Joanne G. Camacho and members of the 28th Guam Legislature hosted a luncheon for the senior citizens on May 17 at the Palace Hotel. At the luncheon senior citizens were invited to participate in raffles and dancing. The governor first lady senators and staff from the governor’s office and other respective offices served lunch. May was Senior Citizens month.

Pacific Islands Club Saipan donated a digital clock and height markers for the high jump to the Northern Mariana Athletics on May 25. The equipment will be used during the Micronesian Games in Saipan from June 23 to July 2. The digital clock will be used in the running events so spectators can see how fast a runner finishes a race.

Active duty sailors on Guam have raised more than $97 000 in about three months for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides assistance to active duty and retired sailors marines and their families. The Guam Auxiliary located on Naval Base Guam assisted more than 400 clients in 2005 offering financial and other assistance totaling more than $360 000.

McDonald’s of Guam will award a $1 000 college scholarship to its employee Christian E. Calipusan McDonald’s of Harmon on June 13 from the 2006 McDonald’s Employee Scholarship Program. This is the sixth consecutive year McDonald’s has awarded employee scholarships. Calipusan will attend the University of Guam in the fall. The scholarship recipient is chosen based on his or her outstanding academic achievements community involvement and workplace performance at McDonald’s. MBJ