B.K. Cannon was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. At the age of 3 she was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. Over several years she received treatment at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children and the University of California San Francisco. After countless rounds of radiation and chemotherapy she ultimately received a bone marrow transplant as part of an experimental study that would put her in remission and save her life.
B.K. began attending Camp Anuenue at the age of 7 and has returned for twenty consecutive years. In 2011 she assumed the role of Activities Director along with her former counselor and long time friend Alison who became Staff Director the same year.
Today B.K. is a working actor residing in Los Angeles, CA. She is committed to Camp Anuenue’s legacy and providing the supportive environment that was vital to her emotional well being as a young survivor.
Alison James moved to Hawaii from New Jersey in 2003. Looking for a way to give back to the community, she began volunteering as a counselor at Camp Anuenue. Though she only resided on Oahu for one year, she has continued to return each June for the past fifteen years, the most recent seven as Staff Director.
In the Fall of 2014 Alison was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. She received experimental treatments, chemotherapy, and a double mastectomy at the University of California Los Angeles. Now cancer-free, Alison understands more than ever how important Camp Anuenue is in the healing process of young survivors and is passionate about this program.