“Bowls For Keiki” to Raise Funds for Keiki Cancer

October 31, 2018, 1:13 PM HST · Updated November 1, 12:23 PM
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Bowls for Keiki 2018 event flyer.

The public is invited to fill a bowl and make the difference in the life of a child on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at 6 p.m. at Nalu’s South Shore Grill.

Nalu’s South Shore Grill, Street Bikers United Hawaiʻi, the Kimokeo Foundation and Maui Organization of Ceramic Artists marry flavor and creativity to host this year’s Bowls for Keiki event to raise funds for the Pacific Cancer Foundation.

Street Bikers United Hawaiʻi, Maui Chapter President, Ron Panzo said, “while these three organizations may be different, one thing they have in common is a commitment and involvement in local charitable events and community service projects, especially when it comes to Maui’s Keiki.”

Funds raised during this year’s event will go towards the launch of the Pacific Cancer Foundation’s Keiki Cancer Program.

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Organizers say, “Cancer is a devastating impartial disease, that is not bound by demographics, and is not discouraged by age. When children are diagnosed with cancer, it often creates additional hardships and challenges. These families may be separated by distance, due to the lack of appropriate tests and treatment options available on island, forcing them to travel elsewhere.”

Nancy La Joy, PCF Executive Director said the Pacific Cancer Foundation is pleased to partner together with these organizations to kick-off the Keiki Cancer Program.  “This fund will help provide free support services to children and their families during treatment and beyond.”

Sookie Kunst community service organizer encouraged MOCA artists to participate in Bowls for Keiki. Artists have sculpted exquisite, unique, one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls to highlight the event.

The bowls will be showcased and ticket holders will have the opportunity to select a bowl of their choosing for dinner. Nalu’s South Shore Grill will use these bowls to serve a signature salmon dinner, courtesy of Blue Circle Foods, Kvaroy, Norway.

Organizers say the evening provides the perfect opportunity for Maui residents to get out and enjoy a fabulous dinner, served and presented in a keepsake hand-crafted ceramic bowl, listen to live entertainment and Taiko Drumming, with all proceeds going to benefit PCF Keiki Cancer Program.

Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online.

The Pacific Cancer Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2005 by a group of concerned health care professionals and cancer survivors. The Foundation provides free support services to the Maui cancer community. Their mission is to provide access, knowledge and support for all those whose live have been touched by cancer in Maui County.

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