October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time for us to reflect on the fact that one in eight women will have to fight breast cancer sometime in their lives–the second most common cancer in women. On Maui, the Pacific Cancer Foundation is launching Breast Cancer month with a ton of Go Pink events. Hard Rock Cafe in Lahaina has always jumped in with lots of Pinktober events, and this year they hope to raise at least $10,000 for the Foundation.
First, the Maui Fire Department and the Maui Police Department will compete on who can sell the most Go Pink gear. Don’t be surprised if you see cops and firefighters wearing pink tee shirts as part of this friendly competition.
“So many of us have been hit hard by cancer,” Maui County Fire Chief, Jeff Murray says in a recent press release. “We want everyone to know we are here for the Maui community whether we are putting out fires or supporting cancer patients and survivors. We were looking for a way to do something locally, in our own community to help the folks battling cancer.”
MPD and MFD logo wear will be available beginning Oct. 1 and can be purchased online at Pacificcancerfoundation.org, the Kahului Fire House or the Wailuku Police Station. In November, the two departments will face off in a softball game billed as “Guns vs. Hoses.”
“We are so excited to be a part of this partnership with the Police and Fire Departments,” said Nancy La Joy, Executive Director of the Pacific Cancer Foundation. “They are an amazing group of people going above and beyond to do great things in our community. The support of our Maui ohana means so much to our organization.”
Save the dates for the Namaste and Chardonnay yoga event, Oktoberfest and Touchdown for Tatas events that also benefit the Pacific Cancer Foundation. For info on all the events, go to PacificCancerFoundation.org.
PACIFIC CANCER FOUNDATION EVENTS SCHEDULE
“Namaste and Chardonnay” Outdoor Sunset Yoga Event
Sunset yoga class followed by a wine social to balance the body and relax the mind. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Pacific Cancer Foundation.
5pm, Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
Paddle for Life, “Voyage to Lanai”
Paddle from Maui to Lanai
Paula Fuga, Fleetwood Mac Blues Band and craft brew and great food.
Maui Brewing Company, Kihei
Touchdowns for Tatas
Dollie’s will make a donation for each touchdown. Prizes at each quarter end, $5 per prize ticket donation requested. Grand prize this year is a Probowl Package. Wear PINK!
Dollie’s Pub & Cafe, Kahana
HARD ROCK CAFE EVENTS SCHEDULE
The Hard Rock has been core supporters of breast cancer awareness with 16 years of Pinktober campaigns. The events have raised millions globally for breast cancer research. They get really creative with their events, spurring great community partnerships between music and cancer awareness. Hard Rock International will be raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) and The Caron Keating Foundation but locally, Hard Rock Maui has partnered with Pacific Cancer Foundation. They will be providing the 2015 Paddle For Life “Voyage to Lanai” participants with 200 lunches upon their arrival to Lanai. They are also hosting eight nights of live music and donating the proceeds of the door to Pacific Cancer Foundation, as well as a percentage of their annual Halloween Dance Party. All events start at 10pm and are 21+ events unless otherwise noted.
Frequency Presents (EDM/House Music)
DJ Danny Q (Tropical Salsa/Bachata)
TOLO for the Tatas with Kaliko’s Way (Live Bands)
Ultimate Panache Pageant Official After Party
Poets with Power (DJ’s & Live Band)
Hawthorne Heights (National Act: $35 advance tickets, 9pm)
DJ Danny Q (Pre-Halloween Party – DJ)
Fuzzbox Presents (Multiple DJs with Light Show – $20+ cover, 9pm)
(NOTE: Any bands or DJs who want to jump in and host a night of breast cancer awareness fundraising at Hard Rock Cafe Maui during October should contact Ryan Beenken at [email protected] or 808-667-2578.)
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