LAHAINA, Hawaii – Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is turning pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the second annual Maui Paddle for a Cure event and a variety of resort offerings and specials, 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. Last October, Hyatt Regency Maui raised $10,000 for Susan G. Komen Hawaii and is determined to donate even more to the local non-profit this year.
Presented in partnership with The Butterfly Effect and presenting sponsor, Maui Jim, the resort’s second annual Maui Paddle for a Cure will take place starting at Hanakao’o Beach Park (Canoe Beach) on Saturday, October 3 from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Maui locals and resort guests 18 years and older are invited to an open paddle by stand up paddle board, kayak or canoe, along Canoe Beach, all to benefit this important cause. New this year: Tatiana Howard, founder of The Butterfly Effect, will host an optional warm-up SUP Yoga clinic from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., followed by a beginner SUP clinic that will cover the basics of paddling and will conclude with an optional guided half mile paddle.
To continue the celebration, an exclusive after party and silent auction at Sunset Terrace at the Hyatt Regency Maui will feature food and drink specials, and a performance by Hawaii-based singer and musician, Anuhea. Participation in the paddle event costs $50/person, $180/four-person team, and $240/six-person team, and includes pink rash guard (for first 200 participants), goodie bag of surprises, admission to after party, one food item, one non-alcohol beverage, and the chance to win a door prize. Prices go up after September 25. After-party-only tickets can be purchased for $25/person; admission is limited to 500 attendees and guests 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
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 will win a two-night stay in a Hyatt Regency Maui suite, and the top fundraising team will win $500 to Japengo. To set up your own fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Hawaii or to donate to one of the many great existing teams, click here.
Spend the weekend at Hyatt Regency Maui and enjoy special Maui Paddle for a Cure accommodations. Participants of Maui Paddle for a Cure are invited to stay on property for $179 per night, plus tax and resort fee. This special rate is only available to registered Paddle participants for the nights of October 2 and October 3, 2015. To make room reservations, click here.
The resort’s “pink” offerings for the month of October include:
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.
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 Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency offers a full range of services and facilities tailored to serve the needs of meeting planners, business travelers and leisure guests. Properties range in size from 180 to over 2,000 rooms and are conveniently located in urban, suburban, airport, convention and resort destinations around the world. Hyatt Regency convention hotels feature spacious meeting and conference facilities designed to provide a productive environment allowing guests to convene and connect. Hyatt Regency hotels in resort locations cater to couples seeking a getaway, families enjoying a vacation together and corporate groups seeking a functional and relaxed atmosphere in which to conduct business and meetings.
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 theTop 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.