March 1, 2023


Virtual EventHonolulu, HI view on map


Angela PetersonsAngela.Petersons@lung.org808-437-7817


Championing Lung Health with Aloha

The I Wear Turquoise campaign is an opportunity to imagine a world free of lung disease and raise awareness and funds to support research for better treatments and improved methods of early detection for lung disease.

In 2023, the campaign is focused on ending the youth vaping epidemic.

Vaping is a serious public health concern in Hawaiʻi for our youth. Currently, about half of all of Hawaiʻi high schoolers have tried vaping, and one third of all high schoolers are vaping on a regular basis. In Hawaiʻi, disparities in vaping prevalence are seen in race/ethnicity and region with Native Hawaiʻians being disproportionately affected by vaping and other tobacco use and experiencing the greatest burden.


Hawaiʻian doctor with child and mother This is an example caption.

Turquoise is the color of lung health. And we are proud to say that 90 cents of every dollar you help to raise goes towards American Lung Association's program costs and the American Lung Association has been at the forefront of lung health in Hawaiʻi for over 90 years.



The I Wear Turquoise campaign is part of our LUNG FORCE initiative. Launched six years ago, LUNG FORCE is a nationwide initiative led by the American Lung Association to unite women and men to stand together against lung cancer. For more information on this campaign, please visit our FAQ section.



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If you would like to support the American Lung Association's I Wear Turquoise event without selecting an ambassador, please click the button shown below to make your donation. Thank you!

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Meet Our Ambassadors

Our Turquoise Ambassadors are leaders across Hawaiʻi joined in raising awareness and funds to end the youth vaping epidemic through the IWT campaign. Click the ambassador's photo to learn more.

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $15,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Personal Gift Tina Wildberger - $2,000.00
    2. Personal Gift Valerie Davison - $1,500.00
    3. Personal Gift Lukas Petersons - $1,070.00
    4. Personal Gift Troy Siruno - $1,010.00
    5. Sterling Yee - $850.00
    6. Personal Gift Adrienne Kadokawa - $714.00
    7. Bree Teixeira - $690.00
    8. Amanda Martinez - $540.00
    9. Paula Arcena - $500.00
    10. Personal Gift Cynthia Goto - $500.00

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