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Third annual Maui Paddle for a Cure to benefit Susan G. Komen Hawaii

By Staff | Aug 25, 2016

KAANAPALI – Pink is the theme this fall during Breast Cancer Awareness Month as the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa hosts its third annual Maui Paddle for a Cure event on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Maui Paddle for a Cure is a fun, non-competitive event for standup, kayak and canoe paddlers along the beautiful shoreline of Kaanapali Beach that raises funds to benefit Susan G. Komen Hawaii’s mission of supporting and promoting collaborations among Hawaii’s healthcare providers and organizations and implementing culturally sensitive breast cancer education, awareness, prevention and treatment programs.

Last October, Hyatt Regency Maui more than doubled its fundraising goal and raised over $36,000 for Susan G. Komen Hawaii. In 2016, Hyatt Regency Maui seeks to raise $50,000 through all donations and registration fees for the event.

Presented in partnership with The Butterfly Effect, this year’s Maui Paddle for a Cure will take place stating at Hanakao’o Beach Park (Canoe Beach) on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Resort guests and members of the Maui community 18 years and older are invited to an open paddle along Canoe Beach by standup paddle board (SUP), kayak or canoe, all to benefit this important cause.

Three different courses will be offered:

For beginners, an SUP clinic and guided paddle will be hosted by professional water athletes and Tatiana Howard, founder The Butterfly Effect. The clinic will cover the basics of paddling and conclude with an optional guided half-mile paddle. The clinic will be limited to 20 participants.

Intermediate paddlers will go on a two-mile paddle from Canoe Beach to Black Rock and back.

Advanced paddlers will go on a four-mile course from Canoe Beach to the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort and back.

For more information, go to the Maui Paddle for a Cure Facebook page or www.crowdrise.com/mauipaddle16.