Relay For Life 2017 to Kick Off With Purple Paint

October 30, 2016, 1:56 PM HST · Updated October 21, 4:11 PM

paint-hawaii-purple-iconThe American Cancer Society invites the Maui community to help kick off the 2017 Relay For Life season and Paint Maui Purple with a Luminaria Ceremony at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center on Friday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 8 p.m.

The Luminaria Ceremony will be followed with a performance by ‘ukulele band Nevah Too Late! Bags can be purchased at the event for $5, and the

Bags can be purchased at the event for $5, and the proceeds will benefit Relay For Life.

In the 32 years since Dr. Gordy Klatt first ran on a track in Tacoma, Washington, to make a statement about cancer awareness, the relay movement has grown to include more than 3.5 million people around the world. Relay For Life brings communities together to celebrate those who have battled


Relay For Life brings communities together to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and inspire everyone to fight back.

As the ACS marks this milestone, the organization wants to celebrate the role Relay For Life volunteers have played in the fight against cancer.

ACS is asking the community to paint Maui purple in order to visually depict how Relay For Life brings hope.

ACS encourages Maui residents and visitors to demonstrate their passion and resolve to end this disease.

Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer in some way.

“Paint Maui Purple” will promote Relay For Life as an event that brings hope to those fighting the disease on the island and can help increase participation, fundraising, and volunteerism. Your demonstration of hope can inspire others to fight back.

ACS encourages participants to use their imagination and “Paint Maui Purple” in a way that is meaningful to our island. Relay For Life

Relay For Life has grown into an international movement to end cancer because individual communities have made the event their own.

Millions of relayers coming together during this momentous year will send a message that we all stand united until a cure is found.

For more information about this event, call (808) 244- 5554.



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