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Fundraising sets Susan G. Komen Hawaii record

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa exceeded goals for both funds raised and participation at the second annual “Maui Paddle for a Cure” event on Oct. 3 and continued to raise money during October through the sales of a variety of resort offerings and specials.

As of Oct. 28, more than $36,000 had been raised, all to benefit Susan G. Komen Hawaii’s mission of supporting and promoting collaborations among Hawaii’s health care providers and organizations and enabling implementation of culturally sensitive education, screening and treatment programs. This is the largest community or corporate fundraiser to benefit Susan G. Komen Hawaii on record.

Presented in partnership with The Butterfly Effect, presenting sponsor Maui Jim, and supporting sponsors Ka’anapali Surf Club, Pakaloha Bikinis and Ka’anapali Golf Course, the event had 267 participants – more than double the total a year ago.

“We are absolutely thrilled to present Susan G. Komen with over $36,000 to help support breast cancer education, screening and treatment here in Hawaii,” said Hyatt Regency Maui General Manager Allan Farwell.

“We are so thankful to our sponsors, the community of Maui and our supporters from Neighbor Islands and beyond for their participation in and donations to our second annual ‘Paddle for A Cure.’ Breaking Susan G. Komen Hawaii’s record for a community fundraiser is an incredible achievement and we are already planning for next year in hopes of exceeding this year’s amount,” said Farwell.