‘Kokua 4 Kokonuts’ walk to benefit Maui’s cancer fight

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center and Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation announced that the second annual “Kokua 4 Kokonuts,” a fundraising walk to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer, will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 14.

“Kokua 4 Kokonuts” is a walk through Queen Ka’ahumanu Center that is appropriate for all ages and skill levels. A minimum $35 registration fee ($10 for keiki 12 and under) is all that is needed for walkers to receive an official event T-shirt and to be entered to win prizes.

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to create teams, collect pledges and walk together. Strollers and walking aids are welcome. Maui’s own Mistress of Ceremonies Kathy Collins will introduce entertainment, keiki activities, a visit from Hello Kitty and more. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $350, which include various recognition packages.

“Maui County has the highest rate of breast cancer in the state,” said Toni Rojas, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center marketing director. “Join us in saving lives and make a real impact in the fight against breast cancer in our community. All funds raised stay right here in Maui County for those in need — our mothers, sisters, aunties, daughters and friends.

“This year we are raising funds to purchase a Faxitron Surgical Imaging System for our community hospital’s operating room, specifically used for breast cancer biopsy measurements.”

Registration forms are available at queenkaahumanucenter.com, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Guest Services desk and mauihospitalfoundation.org.

Community nonprofit organizations that offer cancer-related services are welcome to participate by providing an educational booth. Contact Michele Feorene, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center event coordinator, at mfeorene@qkcmanagment.com or 856-8109 for booth guidelines and information.

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