LAHAINA, Hawaii – Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa exponentially exceeded goals for both funds raised and participation at the second annual Maui Paddle for a Cure event held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 and is continuing to raise money this month through the sales of a variety of resort offerings and specials. So far over $36,000 has been raised, all to benefit Susan G. Komen Hawaii’s mission of supporting and promoting collaborations among Hawaii’s healthcare 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 resort’s second annual Maui Paddle for a Cure had 267 participants – more than double the participants from the first year.
“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. 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 2nd 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 Hyatt Regency Maui General Manager Allan Farwell.
Hawaii-based singer and musician, Anuhea performed an exclusive concert at the event after-party oceanside at Sunset Terrace for the second year, where people enjoyed food and drinks offered by Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa and coffee offered by Honolulu Coffee Company. A silent auction included stays at Hyatt Resorts in Hawaii, including Grand Hyatt Kauai, Andaz Maui and Hyatt Regency Waikiki; dinner at Maui restaurants; a signature Sally Fitzgibbons surfboard; an 808 Boards stand up paddle board and a paddle board travel bag, among other great items.
2015 Participants of Maui's Paddle for a Cure on the left and Anuhea performing for the crowd on the right.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 100% of donations and registration fees will support Susan G. Komen Hawaii in their efforts for breast cancer education, awareness, prevention, and treatment programs for women and men in the Hawaiian Islands. The top fundraising individual won a two-night stay in a Hyatt Regency Maui suite, and the top fundraising team won $500 to Japengo, both by raising over $5,000.
The resort is continuing to raise money throughout the month of October through:
- Award-winning Japengo restaurant will donate $1 for every Sashimi Style Hamachi & Watermelon (Sriarcha tempura bits, tobiko, lychee pearls, emperor’s ponzu) and Rising Sun Roll (spicy salmon, avocado and cucumber topped with salmon and shredded shiso and daikon wafu dressing) sold to Susan G. Komen Hawaii.
- Poolside ‘Umalu restaurant will donate $1 for every Strawberry Lemonade and Lavender Strawberry Cheesecake sold to Susan G. Komen Hawaii.
- Select pink items will be available at the Pool Desk for purchase, with $1 of proceeds from each purchase going to Susan G. Komen Hawaii.
- Throughout the month of October, the resort will feature pink Susan G. Komen Promise bracelets for guests to purchase for $3 or 2 for $5, with proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen Hawaii.
- Contributions will also be made from Drums of the Pacific Luau VIP tickets and 22 oz Bone-In Rib Eyes from Son’z Steakhouse, sold during the month of October.
For more information regarding Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, please contact the resort by phone at 808.661.1234, or visit the resort website: www.maui.hyatt.com.
Hundreds gathered to raise awareness and funds for the Susan G Komen Hawaii fund.
About Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
Ideally situated on 40 tropically landscaped oceanfront acres along a three-mile stretch of the famed Ka’anapali Beach, voted “Number One Beach in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers an authentic Hawaiian experience in a setting of tropical luxury on the “Best Island in the World” as voted by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Each of the 806 guestrooms, including 31 suites, provides a setting of Hawaiian elegance with plantation-style furnishings and a private lanai with panoramic views, with complimentary Wi-Fi access featured in all guestrooms. The resort recently underwent a multi-million renovation and was awarded LEED-EBOM Silver level certification, positioning it at the forefront of sustainability in Hawaiian hospitality. In 2015, the resort also was awarded an AAA Four Diamond Award for the 20th consecutive year. Boasting endless amenities including Maui’s only oceanfront, 15,000 square-foot luxury spa and fitness center, an elaborate water playground with tropical streams and waterfalls, championship golf, three tennis courts, SCUBA and water sports, four restaurants and lounges, shopping, and over 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, as well as expert-led stargazing, an award-winning luau, and wildlife tours, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers everything necessary to create the quintessential Maui getaway.
For more information regarding Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, please contact the resort by phone at (808) 661-1234, or visit the resort website: www.maui.hyatt.com.
About the Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect is a worldwide movement hinged on empowering and inspiring athletic women everywhere, to grow together as a community and to use their collective drive to give back to local charities, all while encouraging a healthy lifestyle, a vibrant community, and active local involvement. The Butterfly Effect began on Maui, in 2007, and has since held 30 events in 17 countries with thousands of participants. Produced by Maui local and professional waterwoman, Tatiana Howard, the event hosts thousands of women on stand up paddleboards of all ages and abilities. The Butterfly Effect is nominated for the Top Philanthropic Effort in the 2014 SUP Awards. For more information, visit www.betheeffect.com.
About Maui Jim
Maui Jim has been voted favorite sunglasses company and best sunglasses by optical retailers and many of the top health, fitness and outdoor sports media around the world. The company’s patented PolarizedPlus2® lens technology cuts 99.9 percent of glare and eliminates 100 percent of all UV rays on both sides of each lens to reduce eye strain. Maui Jim uses three rare earth elements and other treatments to white-balance their lenses, so colors remain pure, rich and vibrant. All Maui Jim sunglasses have been awarded the Seal of Recommendation from The Skin Cancer Foundation, recognition that the lenses provide safe and effective sun protection and are an important part of an effective defense program against skin cancers of the eye and eyelids. The company offers more than 125 different styles of sunglasses with specific features and benefits for a wide range of outdoor activities. They manufacture four different lens materials with superior edge-to-edge clarity. They also offer different lens colors that enhance the details you can see in different light conditions, so that your view is like you’ve never seen. For more information, visit www.MauiJim.com or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @OfficialMauiJim.