Highlights: Maui Paddle for a Cure
In late October, in honor of breast cancer awareness month, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa hosted the first ever Maui Paddle for a Cure in collaboration with The Butterfly Effect and Maui Jim at Ka’anapali Beach. In an effort to raise funds for the Hawaii Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, over 150 paddlers hit the water to paddle for a cure.
Ka’anapali Beach became a “sea of pink” as the paddlers in pink jerseys made their way from Hanako’o Beach to Whaler’s Village. Upon returning home to Hyatt, paddlers and guess enjoyed an afternoon of live entertainment at Sunset Terrace—home to Drums of the Pacific Luau—that included the famous Tihati Dancers and Serenaders, Isa Inca, and Hawaii’s own Anuhea. This first event was a success because of the Maui community and Hyatt guests who came together to celebrate life, raise awareness of breast cancer and support the funding of necessary programs in Hawaii. —Tatiana Howard, BE Founder