Maui Paddle for a Cure Sets 2015 Fundraising Goal at $15,000

September 16, 2015, 9:30 AM HST · Updated October 3, 12:26 PM
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The 2015 edition of Paddle for a Cure returns to the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Kāʻanapali on Saturday, Oct. 3, as volunteers work to raise awareness of and support for breast cancer education, prevention and treatment.

The second annual event features a two-mile paddle, a Stand Up Paddle clinic and an after party featuring entertainment and live music by Anuhea.

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    Organizers say 100% of donations and registration fees will support the Susan G. Komen Hawaiʻi organization and its programs for women and men in the Hawaiian Islands.

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    The non-competitive event for stand up, kayak and canoe paddlers begins at 8 a.m., with festivities running until 2:30 p.m.

    The goal is to raise $15,000 in 2015.  Paddle registration fees serve as a donation to Susan G. Komen Hawaiʻi, and includes admission to the after party at the Hyatt Regency Maui.

    For event information or to register, visit the 2015 Paddle for a Cure event website.

    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.

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    Paddle for a Cure. File photo 2014. Image credit: Tegan Kopilenko

    “The​ Maui Paddle for the Cure, with ​inspired community and guest participation, fueled by this outstanding event,​ exemplifies ​this year’s Komen Hawaiʻi Race for the Cure credo that ‘There Is A Hero In All Of Us’ as we celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate for breast health and support research to find the cures.” – Susan G. Komen Hawaiʻi

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a Cure. Courtesy via Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a Cure. Courtesy via Tegan Kopilenko.

    Wendy Osher
    Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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