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Benefit featuring Na Leo Pilimehana supports legacy of caring for kupuna

By Staff | Sep 17, 2015

Na Leo Pilimehana — from left, Lehua Kalima, Nalani Choy and Angela Morales — is the most award-winning and best-selling female group in Hawaiian music history. These three childhood friends are contemporary women who run their own record label, compose, write lyrics, record and perform music together... all in beautiful harmony!

KAHULUI – Enjoy an evening oceanfront and under the stars with live musical performances by Na Leo Pilimehana at “Kokua for Kupuna,” Hale Makua Health Services’ annual fundraiser.

The benefit event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help those who cannot afford healthcare services.

“Kokua for Kupuna” will also include an opening performance by Halemanu, “onolicious” Hawaiian dinner buffet, two hosted drinks, silent auction with more than 100 fabulous items from local retailers and restaurants, and door prizes.

Tickets – $140 for adults and $1,600 for a reserved table of ten with premium seating – can be purchased by calling (808) 871-9283 or visiting www.halemakua.org.

This year’s theme, “Timeless Traditions,” will celebrate individuals and businesses in the community whose commitment to Hale Makua Health Services has helped the organization to sustain a 69-year legacy of providing care to those who have no one to care for them and no means to pay for care.

This year, Hale Makua Health Services will be honoring longtime supporters the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and PGA Tour.

“Kokua for Kupuna” is made possible by the generous support of sponsors: Title Sponsor Atlas Insurance Agency; Major Sponsor Carlsmith Ball; and Supporting Sponsors ACM Consultants, Alexander & Baldwin, American Savings Bank, First Hawaiian Bank, Genesis Healthcare, HFM Foodservice, Hawaii Gas, Kaiser Permanente, KPOA, Maui Soda & Ice Works/Roselani Ice Cream, MedAssets, Munekiyo & Hiraga, Obenauf Law Group, Ohana Health Plan, Sakamoto Properties, Servco Foundation, Towers Watson, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, and VIP Foodservice/Island Grocery Depot.

Hale Makua Health Services is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1946 to provide a home for elders who had no one to care for them or means to pay for care.

It is the only Eden Alternative-registered home in the State of Hawaii and one of Maui’s largest non-government employers.

Over 470 employees serve two nursing homes; a home health care agency; a rehab center specializing in both in and out-patient physical, occupational and speech therapies; an adult day health center; and an adult residential care home. For information, visit www.HaleMakua.org.