The medical professionals at the Pacific Cancer Institute of Maui thank our community leaders, referring physicians and dozens of cancer survivors who took part in our open house and blessing June 1.
While the celebration stemmed from our recent $7 million renovation and introduction of the groundbreaking TrueBeam STx, what was truly gratifying was seeing our former patients. We were able to catch up with their lives and learn how they are continuing to enjoy their families, friends and grandchildren. Just hearing their stories of survival inspires us and affirms our commitment to their health and well-being.
The Pacific Cancer Institute of Maui was founded 19 years ago to serve patients, especially those Maui residents battling cancer who wanted to receive their radiology treatment on their home island instead of being forced to travel off-island. Now, we are able to offer patients the most cutting-edge cancer-killing system - the TrueBeam STx. This machine uses sophisticated imaging and respiration synchronization to accurately target cancerous tissue and safely deliver high doses of radiation.
The introduction of the TrueBeam STx is the beginning of a new chapter of service by the Cancer Institute for the people of Hawaii.
Dr. Bobby Baker, president and founder
Pacific Cancer Institute of Maui
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As chair of this year's American Cancer Society Relay For Life committee, I want to thank Maui residents for their generosity and support. Seventy-five teams participated in this year's event, raising more than $82,000 (so far) to further the American Cancer Society's mission of eliminating cancer. The outstanding support received proves that the people of Maui are truly committed to the fight against cancer.
Special thanks to the many Relay For Life volunteers who worked to make this event a success. The planning committee did an outstanding job of putting the event together.
We also appreciate the generosity of our corporate sponsors; Relay For Life would not be possible without them. Our corporate sponsors included Aloha Waste Systems, Cash n' Carry Warehouse, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaiian Telcom, Kaiser Permanente, Maui Lighthouse Electrical and Maintenance, Pualani's Custom Screen Printing, Service Rentals, VIP Foodservice, Walmart, Monsanto and Quick Tow.
Thank you for supporting the American Cancer Society. Monetary donations are still welcome, and remember it's not too early to become involved in Relay For Life for next year. Together we will save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Monica Erice, event chair
2013 Relay For Life
Central and South Maui
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Mahalo to the person who found my purse on the ground in the Kehalani Longs parking lot on the evening of July 4 and took the time to leave it with the customer service counter without leaving your name. You will never know the emotional grief I felt when I found that my purse was not where I normally put it. After much searching, I went to Longs (the last place I used my purse), and the staff there said someone had turned it in. I went back to my car and cried my heart out knowing that there was someone who took the time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.