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October is Breast Cancer Month!

Foundation news | Saturday, October 12, 2019

Breast cancer ranks second as a cause of cancer death in women. One in eight women in the United States develop breast cancer. Here on the islands, it is estimated that we have lost 160 women to breast cancer so far this year.

That is why the Maui Health Foundation is dedicated to our mission to support the health and wellness of our community by providing life-saving breast cancer screenings to the uninsured or underinsured women of Maui.

Since 2005, the Maui Health Foundation has helped nearly 1,000 women on Maui, providing over $354,000 in breast cancer screenings through our Breast Cancer Screening Program. We would not have been able to do this without the continued, generous support of our community, and that is why it is so important to continue to raise funds for this very important cause.

In the past, our community has shown overwhelming support for our fundraising efforts with the Kokua for Kokonuts Walk for Breast Cancer. We would like to extend our warmest mahalo to everyone who participated, from our sponsors to our walkers and volunteers.

This year, we are proud to announce the launch of our Kokua for a Cause fundraising campaign to support our Breast Cancer Screening Program. The funds raised will go towards providing mammograms and biopsies for women on Maui who would otherwise not be able to afford these life-saving procedures.

We need your kokua to reach our goal is to raise $50,000 which will allow us to provide 100 mammograms to Maui women in need.

Let's join as a community and kokua to sponsor a mammogram and make a difference in a woman's life!

We ask that you consider becoming a Kokua for a Cause sponsor by donating to the Maui Health Foundation today. All funds raised will stay on Maui, helping the women of Maui. You can help save lives by providing early detection to Maui's uninsured or underinsured women.

Download a Sponsorship Form that you may copy and distribute. Or donate now! If you have any questions, please contact Cassie Chavez at 808.242.2632, or email at All donations are tax deductible. (Tax ID #99-0330698)

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Our Community, Our Hospital, Our Foundation

Special thank you to our Pink Pearl Sponsor: The Mauian Hotel