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GO PINK Campaign to Benefit Pacific Cancer Foundation

August 4, 2016, 2:27 PM HST
* Updated August 4, 2:30 PM
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The Maui police and fire departments are teaming up with the Pacific Cancer Foundation for their Annual GO PINK campaign in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Maui County’s cancer community.

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Members from each department submitted artwork for this year’s t-shirt design contest. The police and fire departments narrowed the entries down to the best three designs from their departments, and then let the public and department members vote online for the past two weeks.

Over 700 votes were cast, and the designs of Richelle Wakamatsu and Reid Okazaki were deemed the winners on Friday. Maui Police and Fire Departments and Pacific Cancer Foundation joined forces in thanking the Westin Maui Resort & Spa and the Grand Wailea Waldorf Astoria for donating a “staycation” as prizes for the winners.

The police and fire departments are printing the winning designs on pink t-shirts while engaging in a friendly competition to see which department can sell the most logo wear to benefit the Pacific Cancer Foundation. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighters have also designed a shirt available for sale at the Maui airport as a benefit fundraiser.

“There were so many great designs entered for both the MPD and the MFD, it was a close competition. All of the members of both departments have really come together in support of this campaign,” said Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu.

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Logo wear will be available beginning Sept. 15, and can be purchased online at the Pacific Cancer Foundation website, at the Fire Chief’s Office at the Kahului Fire Station, or at the Wailuku Police Station.

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To kick off the campaign in the spirit of friendly competition and community building, the Maui police and fire departments will host a “Battle of the Badges” softball game on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. at Maehara Baseball Stadium in Wailuku.

“Everyone has some kind of connection to our cancer community and we are motivated to help Pacific Cancer Foundation serve Maui County. We think the softball game is a great way to bring everyone together for this great cause,” said Maui County Fire Chief Jeff Murray.

“We are so grateful for this partnership with the Maui Police and Fire Departments. It is amazing they work hard keeping our island safe, and still make time to engage in this incredible campaign to support our organization,” said Nancy LaJoy Executive Director of Pacific Cancer Foundation.

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For more information, contact the Pacific Cancer Foundation at (808) 242-7661 or visit the Pacific Cancer Foundation website. The Pacific Cancer Foundation is a 501 C3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access, knowledge and support to all those whose lives have been touched by cancer in Maui County. All services are provided free of charge and all funds raised stay in Maui County.

Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu (left) and Maui Fire Chief Jeff Murray (right). File photo courtesy Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui.

Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu (left) and Maui Fire Chief Jeff Murray (right). File photo courtesy Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui.

MFD Chief Jeff Murray and design winner and Richelle Wakamatsu. Courtesy photo.

MFD Chief Jeff Murray and design winner and Richelle Wakamatsu. Courtesy photo.

MPD Chief Tivoli Faaumu and design winner Reid Okazaki. Courtesy photo.

MPD Chief Tivoli Faaumu and design winner Reid Okazaki. Courtesy photo.

MFD whole group. Courtesy photo.

MFD whole group. Courtesy photo.

MPD whole group. Courtesy photo.

MPD whole group. Courtesy photo.

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