Last week, at her Business Networking International meeting, it was Kaitlin Moore's turn to do a five-minute presentation on what she does for work.
"I wanted to do something creative, so I sang a song," said the community development manager in Kona, Hawaii.
Sing she did! Kaitlin rewrote the lyrics to "Part of Your World," a song from Disney's "The Little Mermaid" to reflect what she does day-in, day-out for ACS. You can watch Kaitlin sing here. Her full presentation -- not all singing -- can be viewed here.
The first thing you'll notice is that Kaitlin, who joined ACS on August 28, 2017, can really sing. She says she started singing in church, when she was little, and she says she sang a lot with her dad, whom she lost to colon cancer in 2016.
"In 2015, I started working with the Aloha Theatre, first as a costume and hair/makeup designer, and then got on stage soon thereafter," she said. "I love to sing! Singing is my absolute favorite!! I just competed in "Hawaiian Idol" and made it to the finale, but was unable to perform due to the vog robbing me of my voice. 😞 There's always next year!"
Kaitlin lives on the Big Island, where Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than 70 homes since the beginning of May. "Vog" or volcanic smog is a form of air pollution that results when sulfur dioxide and other gases and particles emitted by an erupting volcano react with oxygen and moisture in the presence of sunlight.
Below are Kaitlin's lyrics:
Look at this stuff - Isn't it neat?
Wouldn't you think my fundraising's complete?
Wouldn't you think I'm the girl - the girl who loves - Relay?
Well that is true, love Relay, I do
Working towards a cure for me and for you
Thank you for listening to me talk about - cancer.
We've got patient and caregiver info
We've got free patient services galore!
You'd like a volunteer role?
I've got plenty!
This is why - all that we do - matters so much....
I aim to be where the people are
Driving my car all over Big Isand
Showing my face so the community know - Oh! That's Kaitlin!
Building connections in so many ways
My legs have pounded so much pavement
Making my way to meet - what's that word again? Oh, leads!
The people I meet. In communities
Build the foundation for our success!
I need them to - meet me through you - BNI friends
What would I give- If I could live in a world without cancer?
What would I pay - to spend a day without chemo?
Bet you I can - build a plan - where we can win the fight together
And live longer - and be stronger - than cancer can
And we want to know how to find a cure
Doing the research to get some answers
Like - what the hell is cancer and why do some not survive?
When it's our turn, wouldn't we love - a chance to discover the cure for cancer!
To live cancer free - wouldn't that be - a fantastic world?
PHOTOS: Pictured in the top photo are Kaitlin and her dad, who died of colon cancer in 2016. The smaller image shows Kaitlin singing at her BNI meeting.