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Maui Paddle for a Cure Returns to Hyatt Regency Maui

September 20, 2017, 10:03 AM HST
* Updated October 27, 3:44 PM
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The fourth annual Maui Paddle for a Cure is scheduled for Oct. 8, 2017.

Maui Paddle for a Cure is a fun, non-competitive event that takes stand up, kayak and canoe paddlers along Kā‘anapali Beach to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month and raise funds for Susan G. Komen Hawai‘i.

For the first year, Hyatt Regency Maui in Lahaina will partner with Paddle for Life to raise even more funds for Susan G. Komen Hawai‘i, whose mission is to support and promote culturally sensitive breast cancer education, awareness, and prevention and treatment programs in the Hawaiian Islands.


The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa also announces that Maui Jim has returned as the event’s title sponsor.


“Each year we are honored and excited to support Susan G. Komen by hosting Maui Paddle for a Cure,” said Fred Findlen, general manager at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. “We continue to be inspired by the people who join together for the paddle and we hope to encourage and educate our guests and Maui residents to participate in this fun event that benefits the broader Hawai‘i community. Last year we exceeded our fundraising goal and raised over $45,000 for Susan G. Komen and we hope to raise even more funds this year.”

Presented in partnership with The Butterfly Effect and Maui Jim, this year’s Maui Paddle for a Cure will take place starting at Hanakao‘o Beach Park (Canoe Beach) on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Resort guests and the members of the Maui community 18 years and older are invited to an open paddle along Ka‘anapali Beach by stand up paddle board, kayak or canoe, all to benefit this important cause.


Participants can reserve a board to use at the time of registration.

To continue the celebration, an exclusive after party and silent auction at Sunset Terrace at the Hyatt Regency Maui will feature food and drink special, and a performance by Hawai‘i-based singer and musician Anuhea.

Participation in the paddle event costs $65 per person, and includes a rash guard, goodie bag and admission to the after-party with food and drink; or $85 per person, which also includes a SUP rental board.

Prices go up after Oct. 1.

After-party only tickets can be purchased for $25 per person at the door.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 100% of donations and registration fees will support Susan G. Komen Hawai‘i in their efforts for breast cancer awareness, education, prevention and treatment programs for women and men in the Hawaiian Islands.

Fundraising will extend through the end of October; the top fundraising individual will win a two-night stay in the Hyatt Regency Maui Presidential Suite (valued at $3,000 per night), while the top fundraising team will win $500 to Japengo.

To set up your own fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Hawai‘i or to donate to one of the many great existing teams, go online.

To increase the awareness, funds raised and community involvement, Hyatt Regency Maui is partnering with Pacific Cancer Foundation to create a weekend of back-to-back events supporting the fight against cancer. Participants in the Paddle for Life “Voyage to Lana‘i” will be invited to attend the Maui Paddle for a Cure After Party upon their return to Maui.

“You can’t face cancer alone,” said Nancy La Joy, executive director of the Pacific Cancer Foundation. “It takes an ‘ohana, and that is what this community is and why we have decided to partner together with Hyatt Regency Maui and their Maui Paddle for a Cure event.”

A portion of proceeds from the following items sold at Hyatt Regency Maui in the month of October will also be donated to Susan G. Komen Hawai‘i.

  • Japengo – The resort’s award-winning restaurant will be offering a Pink Sushi Roll, Lavender Seasoned Grilled Seafood and Chocolate Decadence Cake.
  • Kamaha’o, a Marilyn Monroe Spa – Maui’s only oceanfront spa will be pampering guests with pink manicures and pink promise bracelets.
  • Son’z Steakhouse – Proceeds from the Black and Blue Ahi Appetizer will go toward Susan G. Komen Hawai‘i.
  • Pool Desk – The Pool Desk will be selling Maui Paddle for a Cure merchandise and select pink items.

To join the cause and register or donate, visit the Maui Paddle for a Cure website.

For more information regarding Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, contact the resort by phone at (808) 661-1234, or visit the resort website.

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is located at 200 Nohea Kai Drive.

Maui Paddle for a Cure photo.

Maui Paddle for a Cure photo.

Maui Paddle for a Cure photo.

Maui Paddle for a Cure photo.

Maui Paddle for a Cure photo.

Maui Paddle for a Cure photo.

Maui Paddle for a Cure photo.

Maui Paddle for a Cure photo.

Maui Paddle for a Cure photo.

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