HYATT REGENCY MAUI ANNOUNCES A SUCCESSFUL PINK OCTOBER
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is thrilled to announce a successful "Pink October"—the resort's special October initiative to raise funds for Susan G. Komen Hawaii in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In total, the resort raised $10,000 for the local non-profit.
Throughout the month of October, the AAA Four Diamond Resort featured pink food and drink specials, opportunities for guests to donate to the cause, and the resort's first-ever paddle event, Maui Paddle for a Cure, all to benefit Susan G. Komen Hawaii's mission of supporting and promoting collaborations among Hawaii's healthcare providers and organizations and enabling implementation of culturally sensitive education, screening, and treatment programs.
Hyatt Regency Maui's Pink October month culminated in the resort's inaugural Maui Paddle for a Cure on October 25. Presented in partnership with The Butterfly Effect and presenting sponsor, Maui Jim, Maui Paddle for a Cure drew local and visiting kayakers, canoers, and standup paddlers in pink rash guards to Canoe Beach for a two-mile, open paddle. An exclusive after party featuring a performance by Hawaii-based singer and musician Anuhea capped off the event and the special offerings of the month.
"We're thrilled to be able to contribute $10,000 towards Susan G. Komen's mission, and we wouldn't have been able to do it without the support of our associates, guests, and Maui community," said Allan Farwell, general manager at the resort. "Throughout the month of October, we were so proud to see our guests and Maui residents doing their part to support this important local and national cause through our resort offerings. Our inaugural Maui Paddle for a Cure event was the icing on the cake, and we look forward to hosting this community event again next year, bigger and better."
Funds raised during the month were donated to Susan G. Komen. 25 percent of funds donated will support national research initiatives to better understand the disease and treatments, and 75 percent of the funds donated went directly towards the Hawaii affiliate of the organization and the community, helping to support prevention programs and screenings for underinsured residents, education programs focused on early prevention and early detection, and treatment programs throughout the state.