Canoe Club recieves $5,000 grant to support the cancer community

The Maui News

Mana’olana Pink Paddlers on Sunday recieved a grant for $5,000 from the Bayer Fund to help upgrade services for Maui Canoe Club members and the cancer community by providing healthy snacks after paddling and rides to appointments to patients in need, and maintaining canoes for safe paddling.

“This Bayer Fund Grant enables us to do things we had put on hold since Covid prevented us from doing any fundraising to support our members and community,” canoe club president Mary Dungans said in a news release. “We are honored to have been chosen for this wonderful gift.”

Maui Canoe Club is Maui’s only nonprofit outrigger canoe club dedicated to helping cancer survivors.

This grant will allow the paddlers to provide support to the club and also to the community by “allowing us to reach out to more cancer patients to provide food, rides to appointments and other support we can provide to assist our cancer community,” according to the news release.

“Throughout the years, the grants given through Bayer Fund have helped strengthen our communities across the United States,” said Bayer Fund president Al Mitchell. “We’re proud to be able to provide support to develop programs that help combat challenges such as food insecurity, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and support services to patients and families managing an illness or disease.”

In 2020, Bayer Fund awarded more than $17 million to over 3,400 charitable and nonprofit organizations to help address essential needs in food and nutrition, STEM education and community development.

Over the last five years, nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received more than $80 million.

To learn more about Mana’olana Pink Paddlers visit https://www.mauipinks.org

To learn more about Bayer Fund visit https://www.fund.bayer.us.


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