Maui Jim Joined as Title Sponsor and New Partnership with Pacific Cancer Foundation
LAHAINA, Hawaii – Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is pleased to announce that Maui Jim has returned as title sponsor for the fourth annual Maui Paddle for a Cure, which took place on October 8, 2017. Maui Paddle for a Cure is a fun, non-competitive event that takes stand up, kayak and canoe paddlers along the beautiful shoreline of Ka’anapali Beach to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month and raise funds for Susan G. Komen Hawaii. For the first year, Hyatt Regency Maui is partnering with Paddle for Life to raise even more funds for Susan G. Komen Hawaii, whose mission is to support and promote culturally sensitive breast cancer education, awareness, and prevention and treatment programs in the Hawaiian Islands.
“Each year we are honored and excited to support Susan G. Komen by hosting Maui Paddle for a Cure,” said Fred Findlen, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. “We continue to be inspired by the people who join together for the paddle and we hope to encourage and educate our guests and Maui residents to participate in this fun event that benefits the broader Hawaii community. Last year we exceeded our fundraising goal and raised over $45,000 for Susan G. Komen and we hope to raise even more funds this year.”
Presented in partnership with The Butterfly Effect, and presenting sponsor, Maui Jim, this year’s Maui Paddle for a Cure took place starting at Hanakao’o Beach Park (Canoe Beach), Resort guests and the members of the Maui community 18 years and older were invited to an open paddle along Ka’anapali Beach by stand up paddle board, kayak or canoe, all to benefit this important cause.
The celebration continued at an exclusive after party and silent auction at Sunset Terrace at the
Hyatt Regency Maui and featured food and drink specials, and a performance by Hawaii-based
singer and musician, Anuhea.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 100% of donations and registration fees
supported Susan G. Komen Hawaii in their efforts for breast cancer awareness, education,
prevention, and treatment programs for women and men in the Hawaiian Islands. The top fundraising individual won a two-night stay in the Hyatt Regency Maui Presidential Suite (valued at $3,000 per night), while the top fundraising team won $500 to Japengo.
To increase the awareness, funds raised and community involvement, Hyatt Regency Maui also partnered with Pacific Cancer Foundation to create a weekend of back-to-back events
supporting the fight against cancer. Participants in the Paddle for Life “Voyage to Lana’i” were
invited to attend the Maui Paddle for a Cure After Party upon their return to Maui.
“You can’t face cancer alone,” said Nancy La Joy, Executive Director of the Pacific Cancer
Foundation. “It takes an ‘ohana, and that is what this community is and why we have decided to
partner together with Hyatt Regency Maui and their Maui Paddle for a Cure event.”
A portion of proceeds from the following items sold at Hyatt Regency Maui in the month of
October were also be donated to Susan G. Komen Hawaii.
Japengo – The resort’s award-winning restaurant offered a Pink Sushi Roll.
Kamaha’o, a Marilyn Monroe Spa – Maui’s only oceanfront spa pamperied guests
with pink manicures and pink promise bracelets.
Son’z Steakhouse – Proceeds from the Black and Blue Ahi Appetizer went toward
Susan G. Komen Hawaii.
Pool Desk – The Pool Desk sold Maui Paddle for a Cure merchandise and
select pink items.
For more information regarding Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, please contact the resort by phone at 808.661.1234, or visit the resort website: www.maui.regency.hyatt.com.
About Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa – Authentic Hawaiian Hospitality Surrounded by
Ideally situated on 40 tropically landscaped oceanfront acres along a three-mile stretch of the famed Ka’anapali Beach, voted “Number One Beach in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers an authentic Hawaiian experience in a setting of tropical paradise on the “Best Island in the World” as voted by readers of TripAdvisor. Each of the 806 guestrooms, including 31 suites, provides a setting of Hawaiian elegance with plantation-style furnishings, a private lanai with panoramic views, and complimentary Wi-Fi access featured in all guestrooms. In 2016, the resort was honored with t-he Best Hotel Award from Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Located at the resort, Japengo received a Restaurant of the Year Award at the 2016 Aipono Maui Restaurant Awards. The resort recently underwent a multi-million
renovation and was awarded LEED-EBOM Silver Level certification, positioning it at the forefront of sustainability in Hawaiian hospitality. In 2017, the resort also was awarded an AAA Four Diamond Award for the 22nd consecutive year. Boasting endless amenities including Maui’s only oceanfront, 15,000 square-foot luxury spa and fitness center, an elaborate water playground with tropical streams and waterfalls, championship golf, tennis courts, SCUBA and water sports, restaurants and lounges, shopping, and over 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, as well as expert-led stargazing, an award-winning luau, and wildlife tours, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers everything necessary to create the quintessential Maui getaway.
About Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency offers a full range of services and facilities tailored to serve the needs of meeting planners, business travelers and leisure guests. Properties range in size from 180 to over 2,000 rooms and are
conveniently located in urban, suburban, airport, convention and resort destinations around the world.
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About the Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect is a worldwide movement hinged on empowering and inspiring athletic women
everywhere, to grow together as a community and to use their collective drive to give back to local
charities, all while encouraging a healthy lifestyle, a vibrant community, and active local involvement.
The Butterfly Effect began on Maui, in 2007, and has since held 30 events in 17 countries with thousands
of participants. Produced by Maui local and professional waterwoman, Tatiana Howard, the event hosts
thousands of women on stand up paddleboards of all ages and abilities. The Butterfly Effect is nominated
for the Top Philanthropic Effort in the 2014 SUP Awards. For more information, visit
About Maui Jim
Maui Jim has been voted favorite sunglasses company and best sunglasses by optical retailers and many
of the top health, fitness and outdoor sports media around the world. The company’s patented
PolarizedPlus2® lens technology cuts 99.9 percent of glare and eliminates 100 percent of all UV rays on
both sides of each lens to reduce eye strain. Maui Jim uses three rare earth elements and other treatments
to white-balance their lenses, so colors remain pure, rich and vibrant. All Maui Jim sunglasses have been
awarded the Seal of Recommendation from The Skin Cancer Foundation, recognition that the lenses
provide safe and effective sun protection and are an important part of an effective defense program
against skin cancers of the eye and eyelids. The company offers more than 125 different styles of
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five different lens materials with superior edge-to-edge clarity. They also offer four different lens colors
that enhance the details you can see in different light conditions, so that your view is like you’ve never
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