Thank you to Robert & Paula Hisaoka!


The fifth Annual Joan Hisaoka "Make a Difference" Gala was a huge success, raising over $1.1 million to help organizations that serve those affected by cancer. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is grateful to be a co-beneficiary of the event, along with Life with Cancer and The Brem Foundation. Without the generous support of Robert and Paula Hisaoka, Gala sponsors, and attendees, we would not be able to continue to grow and offer programs that bring healing and hope in the face of cancer. Learn more at

Smith Center Staff at the Joan Hisaoka Gala 2012

Pictured: Smith Center staff at the 2012 Joan Hisaoka Gala. From left to right - Michelle Clermont, Meredith Anderson, Shanti Norris, Kathy Pasley, and Tanya Batalska. 

5th Annual Joan Hisaoka Gala


Read an interview with Gala Chair Robert Hisaoka, in a recent edition of Capital Business, a publication of The Washington Post.

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