Join Maui Now as we Paddle for Life!

October 7, 2019, 9:49 AM HST · Updated October 7, 10:28 AM


    Paddle for Life participants embrace before the voyage. File photo.

    A canoe team braves the 36-mile course across the ʻAuʻau Channel. File photo.

    Dozens of canoes arriving at Hulopoʻe Beach on Lānaʻi. File photo.

    Event founder Kimokeo Kapahulehua blows the pū, or conch shell. File photo.

    A canoe crew enjoys a sunset paddle in South Maui waters. File photo.

    Paddle for Life, an annual fundraiser benefiting Maui Countyʻs cancer community, will be taking place this weekend. Maui Now is proud to announce that we are once again the eventʻs media partner.

    Our Maui Now canoe team will also join the 36-mile journey across the ʻAuʻau Channel in an effort to raise funds for those impacted by cancer. Here are a few words from our director Jack Dugan:

    Aloha Friends,

    I write to you today, to extend a special invitation to join us, as we Paddle for Life. Without a doubt, cancer has affected each and every one of us in some way, here in Maui County. This weekend, many incredible survivors, ʻohana, and supporters come together to help raise funds for the Maui County cancer community.


    Maui Now is honored to be partnering with the Pacific Cancer Foundation for their annual Paddle for Life event happening Oct. 12-13. A handful of our team members will be joining hundreds of paddlers as we all Paddle for Life, on a round-trip voyage from Maui to Lānaʻi.

    The Maui Now Canoe will be guided by our Team Captain, renowned paddler and event founder, Kimokeo Kapahulehua.


    One easy way to help is to share this article with your friends and family. Some who read this may also feel compelled to support this fundraiser with a financial donation. 

    We have set up a donation page here, where every dollar donated will go directly to the Pacific Cancer Foundation. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $10,000!

    Pacific Cancer Foundation focuses on providing free support services for Maui’s cancer community. It is reassuring to know all funds raised, stay here in Maui County.

    We will be posting videos and photos of this voyage over the weekend. We hope you are able to follow us here on and our social media channels.

    Mahalo for your care and support!

    Jack Dugan

    Director, Maui Now

    Here is a video of last yearʻs Paddle for Life:


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