KAILUA-KONA — The “way back machine” was set to the 1970s for the 11th annual Community Cares Event Saturday at Makaeo Pavilion.
Bands provided a blast from the past as patrons boogied to music from the era of bell-bottoms and funk, donning period costumes at the photo booth.
A silent auction offered patrons great deals on goods and services donated by local businesses. Donations were accepted for massage, haircuts, food and more to help support the Cancer Resource Center and Wig Closet located in Tiana’s Avon and Wigs on Luhia Street.
The Wig Closet provides free wigs and head coverings to local cancer patients.
Founder and organizer Tiana Steinberg said there are so many things that keep her doing the fundraiser year after year, but the main reason is seeing the look on cancer patients’ faces when they first walk into her shop after losing their hair to treatment.
“They are hurting and ailing and come in to get some normalcy in their life,” Steinberg said.
“I’ve had people come in walking with a cane, get a wig and walk out confidently, without the cane.” she continued. “That gives me life.”
To donate, contact Sternberg at 896-6310.