$470,000 raised for Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation: Waimea resident helps organize two-day fundraiser

Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation CEO Molly White, gala committee member Muffet Callender and gala event organizer Alison Woods gather at the gala at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Nov. 10. Several of Woods’ family members have been affected by the disease. (COURTESY PHOTO/MDF)

KOHALA COAST — Supporters from Hawaii and the mainland came together Nov. 9 and 10 to attend E ha ‘awi i ka mana’ olana (to give hope), a weekend of events and activities on the Kohala Coast to benefit the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF).