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HopeFest Maui, ‘A Bridge to Hope,’ to support American Cancer Society

By Staff | Oct 18, 2019

WAILEA – The fifth annual HopeFest Maui, “A Bridge to Hope,” is happening on the beautiful grounds of the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Proceeds are dedicated directly to the American Cancer Society Clarence T.C. Ching Hope Lodge Hawaii for anyone who needs a place to stay while receiving cancer treatment on Oahu.

The event committee is asking the community to “Sponsor a Survivor” seat if you can’t attend.

Tickets may be purchased at www.facebook.com/events/384302522271030.

“We all know someone who is or has battled cancer. We all give, but I’m asking for just a little more. We are still seeking table sponsors, and I want to encourage everyone, businesses and other foundations, to contribute to the care of our Maui patients traveling to Oahu for services,” shared event Chair Raysha Mamala.

“The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has been so accommodating,” Mamala continued. “The dining experience at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea always exceeds our expectations, and you can dance it all off with our headlining entertainment, Shea Derrick and Full Flavor Band, and laugh with our emcee, Tony Silva from Da Braddahs.”

Located in Honolulu, the Hope Lodge Hawaii is a home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers where no one has to worry about the cost.

It is home for those whose best hope for effective treatment is in Honolulu. The lodge provides a warm and nurturing environment that helps make treatment a little less lonely and a little less scary.

Hope Lodge Honolulu provides free transportation to treatment and necessary shopping for familiar foods and amenities. Guests can enjoy a shared kitchen, living and dining spaces, activity areas, a library and mediation garden throughout their stay.

“With the generous support from our community, we have provided 10,091 nights of free lodging, resulting in $1,514,000 in savings for potential hotel costs at the Clarence T.C. Ching Hope Lodge Hawaii. Since we opened in 2016, over 558 unique cancer patients have been served by our Hope Lodge Hawaii,” said Honorary Event Chair Tyson Miyake.

By having some of their financial burdens lifted, Hope Lodge guests can concentrate on what is most important: healing.

The 2019 Presenting Sponsor is Maui Health System. Contributing to the event are Goodfellow Bros., Mahi Pono, Hawaiian Electric and Maui Electric, Islands Hospice and Miyake Concrete. The Event Committee includes Susan Clements, Daryl Fujiwara, Angie Haramoto, Blanca Lafolette, Chrissy Miller, Lori Poaipuni, Marci Sato and Cristy Taketa.

For tickets, sponsorship or information, contact Carlayna Nakamura at 244-5554.