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Help people battling cancer in Maui County

By Staff | Aug 18, 2016

The Pacific Cancer Foundation has an important mission: to provide access, knowledge and support to all those whose lives have been touched by cancer in Maui County.

All of the non-profit’s services are provided free of charge, and all funds raised for Pacific Cancer Foundation stay right here in Maui County.

Currently, the Maui Police and Fire Departments are teaming up with Pacific Cancer Foundation for their annual GO PINK campaign in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Maui County’s cancer community.

Members from each department submitted artwork for this year’s T-shirt design contest. MPD and MFD are now printing Richelle Wakamatsu and Reid Okazaki’s winning designs on pink T-shirts while gearing up for a friendly competition to see which department can sell the most logo wear to benefit PCF. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighters have also designed a shirt available for sale at Kahului Airport to benefit the foundation.

MPD and MFD logo wear will be available beginning Sept. 15 and can be purchased online at www.pacificcancerfoundation, at the Fire Chief’s Office at the Kahului Fire Station or the Wailuku Police Station.

To launch the campaign in the spirit of friendly competition and community building, MPD and MFD will host a terrific “Battle of the Badges” softball game on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. at Maehara Baseball Stadium in Wailuku.

“Everyone has some kind of connection to our cancer community, and we are motivated to help Pacific Cancer Foundation serve Maui County. We think the softball game is a great way to bring everyone together for this great cause,” said Jeff Murray, Maui County’s fire chief.

Don’t miss this great evening of fun on and off the baseball field with shave ice, food trucks and keiki games.

During the month of October, don’t be surprised to see your local police officers and firefighters wearing their pink T-shirts.

For more information, call the Pacific Cancer Foundation at 242-7661 or visit www.pacificcancerfoundation.org.

“All of the members of both departments have really come together in support of this campaign,” stated Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu.

The public should get on board and support the Pacific Cancer Foundation’s work to help Maui County people and families fighting cancer right now.